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Supreme Brings His Zaniness to the Libertarian Party

by Greg Jent

As if things weren’t strange enough this political season, activist, performance artist and perennial political candidate Vermin Love Supreme announced on his Facebook page that he was leaving the Democratic Party to seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party.

He posted:

Today, in a calculated fashion,
I am renouncing my membership in the Democratic Party.
After polling at 5% in the recent ‪#‎ISFLC‬,
International Students For Liberty Conference in DC, I am now actively seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party.
I look forward to my exclusion from their debates.

Vermin Supreme is known for his political activism spanning many decades. At times he has been a self-described anarchist who became disenfranchised with both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Although he has campaigned as a Democrat, some of his views on mutual aid are in line with those of the Libertarian Party.

The prankster made a splash at this year’s International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.   Vermin posed for numerous pictures with attendees and social media is abuzz with the announcement.

Currently, his stated platform of mandatory oral hygiene and a free pony for everyone isn’t in line with Libertarian principles but is it possible that Mr. Supreme will transition from “A free pony for all” to “Buy your own damn pony! Am I being detained?”

Until more about this surprising transition is announced, Libertarian favorites and serious candidates like Austin Petersen, Gary Johnson and John McAfee will likely get more attention.

Vermin Supreme makes a splash at the 2016 International Students For Liberty Conference . Photo Credit: Zuri Davis / Rare Politics

Vermin Supreme makes a splash at the 2016 International Students For Liberty Conference . Photo Credit: Zuri Davis / Rare Politics

About The Author

Greg Jent

A serial entrepreneur. A lazy workaholic. A morning person who does his best work at night. A Deadhead, a Parrothead and a hippie at heart who loves old school rap. The father of four who still isn't sure that he's grown up himself. Lover of public policy, hater of politics and a statist Libertarian. Bachelor of Science in Geography with an emphasis in Environmental Management and Natural Resource Conservation with a minor in Chemistry. Studied graduate level economics at Western Kentucky University. Best decision I ever made was dropping out of law school on the first day of classes. Too many bad decisions to list. If you're a bit confused then you understand me perfectly.