Prof. Volokh has some thoughts about a possible renewed Conservative-Libertarian coalition.
I can understand that, having to make a choice between free markets and free societies (think Wall Street deregulation versus ending the drug war), Libertarians would vote with their pocketbooks instead of with their consciences. But given that both parties are big spenders, have we seen any indication of Libertarians leaning Democratic? How big-government do Republicans have to get before Libertarians put the monetary issues aside and for a moment focus on social liberties? (Besides guns?)
Yes yes I know this post may not be my most eloquent, but it's late and I've been severely underslept all week, so gimme a break.