TL;DR: Tired of the acceptable poles of debate, Bernie or Trump? Socialism or crony capitalism? One man is looking to upend the discussion by running for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. He’s well-known political activist and cryptocurrency advocate Adam Kokesh. Live from the campaign trail in New Mexico, as he goes from state-to-state, he talks with CoinSpice about his platform and why it matters. This episode is available embedded in the article below, and on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, Breaker, PocketCasts, PodBean, YouTube for Newer Episodes, YouTube Older Episodes, and Overcast.
This Man Wants the Libertarian Party Nomination for President
The 2016 US presidential election was a watershed moment in so many ways. It was a wide-open field, and literally dozens ran. Trump’s quick ascendancy to his party’s leading candidate for the nomination meant more unconventional candidates were getting much more media attention than ever before.
For the Libertarian Party (LP), it was a real chance to make inroads, to perhaps even qualify for the coveted formal debates. And while its eventual nominee ticket ultimately did garner more raw votes than previously, it was still a relatively poor showing. The LP seemed to favor two rather bland candidates, and, well, there was little-to-no excitement — just gaffes, falling poll numbers, and, to some, a wasted opportunity. Its VP candidate from that ill-fated campaign has since left for the Republican party.
Adam Kokesh is looking to change all that in 2020. There again seems to be hunger for unconventional thinking, for outsider candidates. Not yet 40 years old, engaged, a veteran turned peace activist, and well-know liberty movement influencer, Kokesh just might have the kind of style necessary to capture both the LP nomination this year and then a whole new generation of voters in a general election.
He’s traveling the country, campaigning in his No Force One trailer set up, attending state LP conventions and trying to rack up enough delegates heading into Austin, Texas where the final nomination process is decided. Kokesh’s politics are radical, very ambitious, and involve the use of cryptocurrencies as part of his broader platform.
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