I think the message of "smallest government possible and social libertarianism" could bring voters back from the Democrats. Where Republicans lost it is with their alignment with the "moral majority," Tea Party, anti-gay, anti-choice, hard-line religion nonsense. They need to re-align with the old conservative intellectuals like William F. Buckley and distance themselves from the Sarah Palins of the new (losing) right-wing.
IN OTHER WORDS, get back to what they used to call Goldwater Republicans. You familiar with that term? When I voted republican, that's what I was. This screaming right-wing dogma of the Christian right is what has turned me--and I would guess others--off to the party. Smallest government possible and keep THE FUCK out of people's lives.
Can the Libertarian party POSSIBLY swoop in and be a serious alternative to the Democrats? What are your thoughts (expressed in a serious manner)?