Thursday, January 24, 2008

With all due respect to Justin Logan...

he's being far too nice when he says...


I’m loath to predict political outcomes. Maybe as a political matter this sort of thing will sell. But abandoning conservative economic principles in the pursuit of political success and simultaneously indulging the worst jingoist excesses of neoconservatism is a positively revolting platform. Looking at the slate of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, maybe this new welfare-warfare fusionism has legs. But it certainly doesn’t offer very much to libertarians.

It offers nothing. Nothing at all.

If I vote for the GOP candidate in November, it would be to keep the Clintons out of the White House. It would have nothing to do with unity towards a GOP I find so repugnant that if the whole movement flushed itself down the toilet, I wouldn't lose a second of sleep over it.

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