|One of Any Horning's Tea Parties in Indiana.|
Horning is running for U.S. Senate in Indiana as a Libertarian. His opponents, Joe Donnelly (D) and Richard Mourdock (R) are in a statistical dead heat with the Democrat polling 2 points more than the Republican [source].
Horning's seven percent, then, is sufficient to sway the election in favor of the Democrat.
If elected, Donnelly may turn the Senate blue with a 51 to 49 majority for the Democrats. If both Mourdock and Romney win, the Senate could be divided 50/50 with Vice President Paul Ryan casting the deciding vote that will end ObamaCare. If Donnelly wins, ObamaCare will likely stand and, once integrated, will be virtually impossible to eradicate.
Will Horning be solely responsible for ObamaCare being forever entrenched in America?
I could very well happen.
What to do?
Libertarians should adopt a common-sense policy of running candidates.
They should avoid elections in which their presence on the ballot could sway the results to Democrats. They should bow out of races, such as the case with Horning, for the same reason.
Granted, it may be too late for Horning to legally withdraw from the race. It's never too late for him to endorse Mourdock and help solidify a Senate majority that will dismantle ObamaCare and "forward" the Tea Party movement he founded.
POSTSCRIPT . . .
Shortly after posting this article I noted that popular Indianapolis TV new pundit, Jim Shella, had also addressed the issue.
According to Shella, Donnelly actually won his seat in the House of Representatives by less than one percent. His Libertarian opponent received about 5 percent of the vote [source].
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