David Kirby is associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute and a vice president at FreedomWorks. David’s publications include The Libertarian Vote, The Libertarian Vote in the Age of Obama, and The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party. His writing has appeared in Politico, National Review Online, Tech Central Station, Human Events, and other publications, and his research has been cited in the The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, National Review, and National Journal. Before joining FreedomWorks, David served as campaign executive director for the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University. David also was executive director of America’s Future Foundation. In his misspent youth, David interned for Senator Ted Kennedy. David holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A college debater, he also has a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from Bates College.