August 19, 2011 9:36AM

Libertarianism’s Cross‐​Cutting Appeal

NPR’s Ari Shapiro reports from New Hampshire on Ron Paul, including this heart‐​warming story:

Robin and Tom Jacubic are husband and wife who had sat on opposite ends of the political spectrum for years.

“I was for Ned Lamont because he was anti‐​war,” says Robin, “and when the Democrats took over in 2006, nobody did anything to stop the war, so I found Dr. Paul from there.”

“He is the only one in the Republican race that knows what he’s doing, knows what he’s saying and has the answers,” adds her conservative husband.

After a decade of married life supporting opposing political candidates, “We found each other in libertarianism,” says Robin.

For more on fiscally conservative, socially liberal voters, read “The Libertarian Vote.”