Tyler and Eric break down the fifth round of the Kentucky Libertarian Party presidential debate that occurred on 5/9/20. The debate featured Justin Amash, Jim Gray, Jo Jorgensen, Jacob Hornberger, and Vermin Supreme. You can watch the video of the debate here.
Aside from the debate, the insiders discuss how Amash's first two weeks have gone with media appearances. Finally, there is a brief discussion about potential VP running mates for Amash with Larry Sharpe, Kmele Foster, or someone else.
The Amash Files is a podcast that follows the campaign of Congressman Justin Amash as he seeks the presidency of the United States.
We believe that Justin is the most qualified person for the job and will serve the people unlike any president before. We hope to capture the news on the campaign trail, get in depth analysis from experts, and offer our own unique perspective on the race.
We will follow Justin all the way up to when he assumes the presidency on January 19, 2021.
Eric Larson, MD
Eric has been a libertarian since his college days in the late 1990's while at the University of Michigan. He served as a delegate to the 1996 Libertarian Party convention and again in 2008 representing the state of Michigan. He has served as an officer in the local LP in Michigan and run for statewide office twice. While serving in the unofficial Ron Paul campaign in 2008 Eric found Justin Amash while contacting local donors to the Ron Paul campaign and learned that Amash was running for state house. A friendship was formed then and has deepened throughout the years as he has followed his friend's progress from the state house to Congress and hopefully the White House.
Eric resides in Grand Rapids with his wife and children and is a physician anesthesiologist in private practice. He hosts another podcast called, The Paradocs that focuses on the US medical delivery system.
In the summer of 2008, Tyler Groenendal first heard of a man running for the Michigan House of Representatives in his district, Justin Amash, and soon followed him on Facebook, where Amash regularly posted explanations for his votes. Tyler noticed two things. First, Amash was often sole lone vote against a bill. Second, he agreed with everything Amash said. Amash helped point Tyler towards two seminal figures in the history of libertarian thought, Frederic Bastiat and F.A. Hayek, whose writings were pivotal to his own philosophical development, in addition to others including Ludwig von Mises and Edmund Opitz. Tyler later had the pleasure of volunteering and interning for Justin Amash's subsequent Congressional campaigns from 2012 onwards.
He graduated from Hillsdale College in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics, and currently lives in west Michigan with his wife.