RFK Jr. Would Consider Libertarian Party Run

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent presidential candidate, has alluded to a possible alliance with the Libertarian Party, raising concerns about a substantial change in his 2024 campaign approach.

Kennedy confessed considering working with the Libertarians in a CNN interview with Michael Smerconish, a move that would ensure his name was on ballots across the country. He mentioned they’re looking into it and emphasized his strong relationship with the party, highlighting upcoming appearances at their California and potentially New York conventions.

This occurs in the midst of Kennedy’s continuous battle to obtain ballot access in each of the 50 states—a critical obstacle for independent candidates. While expressing hope about his attempts to collect signatures, he also disclosed the creation of a new political party in multiple states. This strategy might make it easier to qualify for the ballot.

Kennedy’s initial quest for the Democratic nomination fell short due to dissatisfaction with their internal processes, including the lack of debates. However, polls suggest he’s garnering double-digit support in hypothetical matchups against both President Biden and former President Trump, potentially capitalizing on voter fatigue toward a 2020 rematch.

Smerconish played a clip of Libertarian Party Chair Angela McArdle expressing admiration for Kennedy’s stance against mandates and lockdowns, leaving the door open for potential collaboration. She reported that they had good conversations and were on good terms. McArdle mentioned they admire his strong position and will stay on friendly terms.

Smerconish pressed Kennedy for an announcement, and he confirmed that talks with the party were still ongoing while acknowledging that he felt comfortable with many Libertarian ideas. He declined to offer clear news, but he also did not rule out the more likely prospect of a strategic partnership.

This alliance has the ability to revolutionize Kennedy’s campaign by providing critical ballot access and drawing in voters who are fed up with both major parties. Kennedy’s independent message may or may not, nevertheless, find favor with the libertarian constituency, which places a high value on individual liberty and minimal government involvement.




Most Popular