Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Checking out the Competition: Libertarians for Hillary Clinton

On the night of her Pennsylvania victory, I thought I should check to see whether Hillary Clinton has any libertarian supporters of her own. Who knows, maybe latter day Philadelphia patriots propelled the former first lady to victory. Or maybe not. The results of some quick Google searches:

"Libertarians for Hillary Clinton": One hit (and it's a joke)

"Libertarians for Clinton": Three hits (one of them is a blog post mentioning that there are no Google hits for the term)

"Libertarians for Hillary": Pay dirt - over 300 hits. There's even a www.libertariansforhillary.com. Unfortunately, it has no content. I'll leave it to someone else to make the obvious joke. www.libertariansforkerry.com also appears to be a place holder site.

By contrast, "Libertarians for Obama" gets nearly 20,000 Google hits. This isn't exactly a scientific poll, but I think it's pretty clear who libertarian Democrats are lining up behind.

If anyone has heard of any prominent libertarians coming out in support of Clinton, I'd love to hear about them.

Update: It looks like the Clinton campaign has bought the sponsored search term "Libertarians for Hillary" on Google. I wonder what they were thinking.

1 comment:

Ron Chusid said...

I don't know if it is still around, but there was an actual active Libertarians for Kerry group active during the 2004 election.