But the delegates nominated former Republican Congressman Bob Barr as their presidential candidate instead -- and now Smith isn’t even a Libertarian.
Still wincing from what she sees as the party’s complete abandonment of its principles in selecting Barr on May 25, Smith posted a scathing article on her website, www.libertarianforpresident.com, and announced that she is leaving the party.
“What I saw at the Libertarian Party convention disgusted me,” she wrote. “I thought Libertarians actually believed in libertarian principle and that would always be their highest priority. I was wrong…Obviously, the majority of Libertarian delegates cared nothing about libertarian principle when they chose Barr…Sunday was a tragedy as we lost the political party I, and others nationwide, had hope in.”