Robert Sarvis is the Libertarian candidate for Governor here in the Commonwealth. You may not have heard of him but that’s not atypical of third party runs in Virginia. We like our top two and little else.
Which may explain why Sarvis seems to be taking a page or eight out of E.W. Jackson‘s playbook.
Let’s start at the top (of Sarvis’s website) and check out the logo:
Wow. Now, some may argue that the simplicity is easy enough to duplicate, but, gosh, the similarities…
But wait, it doesn’t end there. How about the issues?
First up, Sarvis:
Compare that to Jackson’s Agenda to Inspire and Unite Virginia.
– School choice? Check! Parental Choice in Education!
– Tax reform? Check! TABOR!
– Recognize gay marriage? Nope. But that’s a constitutional amendment issue that even Terry McAuliffe said is off the table (despite his advertisements arguing otherwise). But it’s a difference with Jackson.
– Protect gun rights? Check! Protect our 2nd Amendment rights!
– Reform our drug laws? Jackson doesn’t have it on his agenda, but Rick Sincere has covered his stand on drug-law reform here.
4 out of 5 of Sarvis’s key issues are things Jackson has been talking about for six months.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess.
Which begs the question: Is E.W. Jackson the Libertarian nominee Robert Sarvis’s choice for Lieutenant Governor?