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Mises Caucus Wins LNC

Courtesy of our ace reporter Dr. Joe Buchman, we have been sent a graphic showing the success of the Mises Caucus at the 2024 Libertarian National Convention.  The green checks indicate those of their candidates who won.   Of 22 candidates, they elected 19.  They missed on two officers, an LNC member, and seem to have missed Region 3.  If their Presidential  candidate selection might have been better, their Vice President candidate came respectably close to winning, and, as a practical matter, in six months the LNC will remain and the election campaign will be over.

6 Comments

  1. Seebeck Seebeck May 28, 2024

    It’s a normal trend that a group that landslides into power one cycle slips back some the next. That’s no exception here, and it was predictable. However, the group that was defeated in 2022 was still defeated in 2024, which means their window has pretty much closed except for the perpetual complaining about not being in power anymore. It took them 7 rounds, unprecedented in party history, to get a candidate nominated to the Presidential spot.

    • Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp May 29, 2024

      There was no “group in power” pre-2022. The LNC was mixed. Now it’s gone back toward being mixed. That’s a good thing. The Mises Caucus will presumably remain a long-term power bloc in the LP. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  2. Walter Ziobro Walter Ziobro May 28, 2024

    Any similar info on state parties and candidates?

  3. Robert Kraus Robert Kraus May 28, 2024

    For those that think 4 folks on the LNC will make any real difference – than bless your little heart. For those of you that know that this is 2 more years of the same BS & self-dealing & continued rape of the former LP than please join me here: https://www.liberalpartyusa.org/

    In addition, I would welcome you to become involved in this fine organization: https://projectliberal.org/

    • Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp May 29, 2024

      Robert,

      I was sorry to see you leave LP staff, both because I like you and because you were one of the main pillars of making sure things got done.

      I’m also sorry to see you staying away and affiliating with a different party. But best of luck in all your endeavors.

  4. Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp May 28, 2024

    The Mises Caucus did well in LNC elections. But not QUITE as well as that graphic might indicate.

    There are now two non-Mises officers, and officers are automatically on the executive committee.

    One of those officers is the treasurer. I happen to respect Todd Hagopian’s professionalism, but a non-Mises treasurer will be more inclined to ask hard questions about where the money goes and why, and less inclined to put a happy face on sad news.

    The concerns of officers also tend to command more attention and respect than the concerns of, say, regional representatives. They’re better positioned to hold the chair accountable.

    And a couple of misses instead of running the table will likely encourage more thought and better decision-making among the Mises electees as well.

    I’m not saying the LNC’s composition is fabulous news. But it’s much better news than it could have been.

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