If RFK Jr. is the Libertarian Presidential nominee, this influencer will not be his Vice President

Feb 13, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was frozen out of the Democrat party, so he announced himself as an independent.

However, the political reality is that making a run as an independent is much harder in reality than making a media statement.

And now Kennedy is having some problems becoming the Libertarian nominee, especially when this influencer told him he would not join his ticket.

Kennedy considers another change to secure ballot access in November

RFK Jr. quit his race for the Democrat primary last fall after being iced out by establishment politicians in the party.

Now, he’s running as an independent, but he’s facing major challenges to get on the ballot in all 50 states.

If a candidate can’t successfully get on the ballot as an independent, then the only option is to pursue the nomination of a political party.

As of now, the only state that Kennedy has qualified for is Utah, and he’s nearly done satisfying the requirements for the New Hampshire ballot.

But his campaign is considering another option as a backup plan. In a January interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, the host asked him if a Libertarian bid might be a better option.

“We’re talking to the Libertarian Party. I feel very comfortable with most of the values of the Libertarian Party…and like I say, we have good relationships…so, we’ll continue to do those talks.”

“I’m glad I’m not running against you…”

The one thing standing in the way of a Libertarian ticket is an endorsement from one of the party’s biggest influencers.

Podcaster and comedian Dave Smith has largely been credited with leading the Mises Caucus, effectively taking over the Libertarian Party.

Smith invited Kennedy onto his podcast, Part of the Problem, to discuss the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Kennedy asked Smith right away why the podcaster didn’t respond to public support for him to run for President on the Libertarian ticket.

“I’m glad I’m not running against you…you’d be the most formidable opponent I have. But what happened?” he asked Smith.

“I was considering it for a period of time…there were a lot of people in the Libertarian Party who wanted me to run. Ultimately, it just came down to a family decision,” he said.

Then Kennedy made a bold move.

“I don’t think they would want to get you out of the way…”

“Would you consider the vice presidency?” Kennedy asked Smith.

“Oh, man, what are you trying to do to me? A Vice Presidency on a Kennedy ticket? That’s dangerous. I might end up being President or something like that,” he said, joking about the possibility of assassination.

Smith went on to suggest that it would be a good “insurance policy” for Kennedy because he’s “no LBJ.”

“I don’t think they would want to get you out of the way,” he said with a laugh.

Kennedy carried on the joke, suggesting that’s “exactly why” he wanted Smith as the Vice President on his ticket.

While Smith laughed off the offer with a smile, he later made it expressly clear that he wouldn’t consider the possibility.

In comments to SCNR news he said that the idea of a partnership with Kennedy is totally out of the picture.

“I’m flattered but not it’s not something I’d consider. I respect Booby, but our differences on the issue of war are too large a chasm to weld,” he said.

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