In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his

 

              In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his
In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his support for Barr at the Libertarian National Convention in Denver. The Libertarian Party picked the former Republican congressman from Georgia to be its presidential candidate after six rounds of balloting. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Will Powers)