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              Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, right, walks off the stage with challengers Republican Todd Akin, left, and Libertarian Jonathan Dine following their debate in the Missouri Senate rac

    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, right, walks off the stage with challengers Republican Todd Akin, left, and Libertarian Jonathan Dine following their debate in the Missouri Senate rac

    Posted: 9/23/2012 8:58:25 AM EST
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, right, walks off the stage with challengers Republican Todd Akin, left, and Libertarian Jonathan Dine following their debate in the Missouri Senate race Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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              FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades

    FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades

    Posted: 8/17/2012 4:03:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett. Yet the ideological roots of Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, including his emphasis on individual responsibility and small government, sprouted from Ryan's small-town Wisconsin upbringing and a libertarian college professor. His outlook and career also have been nurtured by a devotee of supply-side economics who is now a top aide to another rising Republican star, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative

    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative

    Posted: 8/17/2012 4:03:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett. Yet the ideological roots of Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, including his emphasis on individual responsibility and small government, sprouted from Ryan's small-town Wisconsin upbringing and a libertarian college professor. His outlook and career also have been nurtured by a devotee of supply-side economics who is now a top aide to another rising Republican star, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, Jack Kemp speaks Jackson, Miss. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jac

    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, Jack Kemp speaks Jackson, Miss. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jac

    Posted: 8/17/2012 4:03:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, Jack Kemp speaks Jackson, Miss. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett. Yet the ideological roots of Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, including his emphasis on individual responsibility and small government, sprouted from Ryan's small-town Wisconsin upbringing and a libertarian college professor. His outlook and career also have been nurtured by a devotee of supply-side economics who is now a top aide to another rising Republican star, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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              FILE - In this Sept 23, 2011 file photo, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov.  Gary Johnson speaks in Orlando, Fla. President Barack Obama's presidential cam

    FILE - In this Sept 23, 2011 file photo, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in Orlando, Fla. President Barack Obama's presidential cam

    Posted: 7/31/2012 5:08:42 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept 23, 2011 file photo, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in Orlando, Fla. President Barack Obama's presidential campaign is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from rival Mitt Romney and help the president to victory in a few tightly contested states. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
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              In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Jon Basso, owner and bartender of the Heart Attack Grill, stands in his restaurant in Las Vegas. Basso said his business weathered the recession

    In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Jon Basso, owner and bartender of the Heart Attack Grill, stands in his restaurant in Las Vegas. Basso said his business weathered the recession

    Posted: 7/28/2012 11:28:26 AM EST
    In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Jon Basso, owner and bartender of the Heart Attack Grill, stands in his restaurant in Las Vegas. Basso said his business weathered the recession well "because of how outlandish we are." He mimed a coin flip when asked about his presidential preference; his favored candidate had been Ron Paul, the Texas congressman outpaced by Mitt Romney. "Our whole gimmick is one massive libertarian protest," Basso said of his restaurant. "I want the Democrats to stay out of my wallet and the Republicans to stay out of my bedroom." (AP Photo/David Crary)
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              FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican p

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican p

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican presidential debate in Manchester, N.H. 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/Evan Vucci)
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              FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Some

    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Some

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. 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/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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              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

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    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)
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              FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he sp

    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he sp

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he speaks at the Student Union Building in Moscow, Idaho. 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/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins)
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              FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor of seeking a presidential nomination as a Libertarian, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. 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/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore, File)
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              In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right

    In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right is Cindy Lake, acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to the upcoming Republican National Convention. 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/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cathleen Allison)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 10:50:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 5, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures while speaking at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif. Some of Mitt Romney?s former foes have yet to endorse him as the Republicans? presidential nominee. The congressman from Texas is still in the race and hasn?t yet recognized Romney as the party?s nominee. He is pushing a libertarian message of ending the Federal Reserve, returning the country?s currency to the gold standard and reducing the United States? involvement around the globe. Romney disagrees with those positions, likely precluding an endorsement from Paul. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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    Posted: 2/11/2012 8:55:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, right, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney share a laugh during a break in a Republican presidential debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Romney and Paul rarely acknowledge each other in the Republican presidential race, focusing their attention and attacks on rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum instead. That curious detente will be tested in Maine's caucuses Saturday, where Romney's reputation as a political shape shifter is set to go head-to-head with Paul's quirky but consistent set of libertarian beliefs. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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    Posted: 2/11/2012 8:55:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Merav Yaakov of Manchester, N.H., hold signs in support of Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, outside a scheduled event for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Romney and Ron Paul rarely acknowledge each other in the Republican presidential race, focusing their attention and attacks on rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum instead. That curious detente will be tested in Maine's caucuses Saturday, where Romney's reputation as a political shape shifter is set to go head-to-head with Paul's quirky but consistent set of libertarian beliefs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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    Posted: 1/12/2012 7:05:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2012 file photo, Sean Ingram, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, right, and Tom Puzzo, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich converse outside a polling place in Manchester, N.H. A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy, displays a crotchety streak and disappears from the Republican campaign trail for days at a time to rest up is captivating young voters. Texas Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian message clicks with young people, who are supplying zest to his stronger-than-expected presidential campaign. Why would young people gravitate to the oldest guy in the field? ?Freedom is a young idea,? says one youthful voter. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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    Posted: 1/12/2012 7:05:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, Ivy Littlejohn, 13, of Pacolet, S.C. watches as Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speak in West Columbia, S.C. A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy, displays a crotchety streak and disappears from the Republican campaign trail for days at a time to rest up is captivating young voters. Texas Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian message clicks with young people, who are supplying zest to his stronger-than-expected presidential campaign. Why would young people gravitate to the oldest guy in the field? ?Freedom is a young idea,? says one youthful voter. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
  •  - Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson speaks to reporters after news conference in Santa Fe

    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson speaks to reporters after news conference in Santa Fe

    Posted: 12/28/2011 3:19:08 PM EST
    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson waves at media event announcing he was dropping out of the Republican Presidential nomination race and he would seek the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States in Sante Fe, New Mexico December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jane Phillips
  •  - Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson speaks at a media event in Santa Fe

    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson speaks at a media event in Santa Fe

    Posted: 12/28/2011 3:17:52 PM EST
    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson speaks as Libertarian Party chairman Mark Hinkle (R) listens at media event announcing Johnson was dropping out of the Republican Presidential nomination race and he would seek the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States in Sante Fe, New Mexico December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jane Phillips (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson smiles at a media event in Santa Fe

    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson smiles at a media event in Santa Fe

    Posted: 12/28/2011 3:17:05 PM EST
    Former New Mexico Governor Governor Gary Johnson smiles at media event announcing he was dropping out of the Republican Presidential nomination race and he would seek the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States in Sante Fe, New Mexico December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jane Phillips (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)