Joe Trippi, school choice advocate, and longtime Democratic political strategist who began his career working on Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign tells Reason.tv that a strong run by a libertarian-leaning presidential candidate is inevitable. Here are some other comments by Joe Trippi:
1. We have 500 cable channels and a one-size-fits all school system.
2. I think the only shot the Republican party has is that it adopts many of the libertarian principles. Demographically, it’s going to be very tough for the Republican party the way it’s currently constructed to win a national election… I don’t see it happening in 2016 or 2020. When you have a party that is so reliant on white voters, and that’s just a fact…there’s a problem, with older white voters are dying and the younger white voters are very libertarian… The younger generation is probably the most libertarian and most tolerant and has more libertarian values than any generation in American history…
3. You know, Moore’s law, where we, computer power doubled every 18 months to two years. The leaps are exponentially, I mean like off-the-charts, massively disruptive and big. And that’s not just going to change how a campaign’s waged: it’s why government can’t keep up, laws can’t keep up. Everything now, and the reason why everything feels faster is because of that.
The size of the leap, the size of the leaps now only get bigger and more disruptive. Like, all the disruption of the last thirty years is now gonna be sandwiched into the next two years. I mean life as we know it is really radically going to change.
A lot of old ideas are going to be revealed as obsolete. That may be an opening also for libertarian or some other force: the base orthodoxy of both parties is going to be revealed, I think, as obsolete. Bush spent a lot of money, Obama spent a lot of money.