Libertarians disagree with progressives about markets and with conservatives about “values”, and that is really that. To the extent that they (we) serve any purpose at all, it is to challenge the two dominant strains of thinking, hoping to nudge each in the right direction. For now at least, I cannot see what purpose is served by worrying about which of these unappeasable opponents would make the better partner.
People with libertarian sympathies, like myself, are nothing short of disenfranchised in the political arena, and sometimes it feels like the best course of action is to try to nudge as many liberals and conservatives more in our general direction, as much and as often as we can.
Still holding out hope, though. Let’s see how things pan out in the next election.