A Libertarian Assesses the Presidential Candidates

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    Bring on the Nanny State

    Should the federal government vastly expand its reach into our private lives? If you believe that, then no candidate would express your views better than Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. "We need a new beginning on health care," she said. "We need to stand up to the drug companies and the insurance companies and provide health care for every single man, woman and child, at a price that people can afford, and we're going to give them the help to do that."

    Reagan without the principles

    If you like the Reagan look (with a lot more hair gel), and the Reagan-like conservative platitudes, but aren't concerned that the candidate probably doesn't believe much of his own rhetoric given his incessant flip-flopping, then former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is your clear choice.

    Pat Robertson meets Hillary Clinton

    For those who like the Nanny State, but prefer that it be served up in the cadence of a preacher, then I'd suggest Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and a Baptist minister. Writes National Review's Jonah Goldberg: "Huckabee is a populist on economics, a fad-follower on the environment and an all-around do-gooder who believes that the biblical obligation to do 'good works' extends to using government – and your tax dollars – to bring us closer to the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth."

    Give class warfare a chance

    Do you think your biggest problems are the result of Evil Corporations and think that America is a land dominated by irreconcilable differences between the haves and the have-nots? You ought to start walking precincts for former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. "In today's Two Americas," he said, "it is no coincidence that most families are working harder for stagnating wages when there are nearly 60 lobbyists for every member of Congress." Edwards has a solution to that non sequitur – more government.

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    Pretty funny stuff. Reading between the lines sounds like he would be for Paul or Thompson. I just haven't decided on Paul yet. He certainly would be different I think and maybe that's enough. Wonder if he will suffer simply being from Texas.

    Like Thompson too, actors always make interesting politicians (oooh, hope Franken didn't hear that).
     
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    I was entertained by the piece as well. Pretty insightful. ;)
     

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