The quiet, unassuming middle

This is, of course, a drum that we've beat long and hard at Reason, in all its emanations: That broadly defined believers in "Free Minds and Free Markets" are in fact the dominant group in the U.S. of A.

--Nick Gillespie

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I'm not at all convinced.

I'm not at all convinced. Phrases from Parker's linked article like "fiscally conservative, socially libertarian-ish" (or "socially liberal") are all but meaningless, especially as self-description. Virtually everyone in US politics to the right of Trotsky boasts of being a "fiscal conservative," and in mainstream political discussion calling someone socially "libertarianish" or libertarian-leaning or just plain libertarian is usually equally vapid.