I believe that in the short term people are quick to jump when they see negative politics, but after a while, they wise up. People soon realize that rude attacks on adversaries is not what politics should be about. That is what is happening how. I think that when people like Howard Dean call Bush a "gang leader", only die-hard socialists who are starving for red meat cheer. The rest of America, who look at it more objectively, just see political hacks who have no real new ideas, just a pot full of mud to throw.
I am sometimes mystified by how I ever became a libertarian. I attended public school, went to Penn State, and majored in Liberal Arts. I majored in American Studies, and studied a lot about culture from many great professors.
While pondering the immortal words of Socrates when he said "I drank what?," I had a realization stemming from my naiveté, and my belief that not everyone can be as liberal as Sean Hannity makes them out to be. It was that I was cheated on education. I never learned about conservative social philosophies like Objectivism.
Don, over at Anger Management mentions Ayn Rand and objectivism quite a lot, and I did some research and found how much my thought coincides with objectivism. From what I can see, objectivism is based on individualism, the free market, and a libertarian attitude. It seems to make sense. I have to read more of it.
Don highly recommends that I read her book. I will do that.