Skousen, the Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in Orange, California, told Daily Mail Online: ‘There is no doubt that Donald Trump really put us on the map with the major media for the first time.
‘It was huge. We had 2,500 attendees this year, a record, and they all showed up to hear Trump.
And so the benefit of all this to libertarianism is???
It’s really sad when the organizer of a so-called “libertarian” festival takes pride in attracting major media, and a record number of attendees, with the lunatic, statist rants of an imbecile like Donald Trump.
Freedomfest will, in other words, be remembered not as a festival that advanced the cause of liberty, but which served as a platform for an authoritarian, demagogue fruitcake. Apparently Mark Skousen thinks attention in and by itself is more important than having a good message.
So here is my suggestion: next year, invite the Democratic presidential candidates. Plenty of attention guaranteed, and you won’t have to worry about furthering the cause of liberty then either.