Longtime Republican strategist Mary Matalin, a respected fixture in GOP politics for decades, has announced that she has left the Republican Party and changed her party affiliation to the Libertarian Party.
Matalin revealed that she officially changed her affiliation to Libertarian because she’s a “Republican in the Jeffersonian, Madisonian sense.”
“I’m not a Republican for a party or a person,” she explained. “The Libertarian Party represents those constitutional principles that I agree with.”
Matalin, a conservative who is married to veteran Democrat operative James Carville — representing what is perhaps the most famous (and perplexing) marriages in politics — told Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin that she was “Never Hillary” and “Provisional Trump” unless he could clarify some of his policy positions.
Matalin predicted that Trump could actually win in a landslide over Hillary if he would stop his outlandish “high school boy” antics that have driven up his unfavorables to record levels, especially among women.
In April, Mary Matalin told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “The Week” that in her opinion the Republican Party would ‘blow up‘ whether Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination or not because the party “has not been representing conservatives.”
The Libertarian Party’s national convention will be held in Orlando, FL, May 27-30, and will choose a presidential candidate between former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, former tech CEO John McAfee, among others.