Sunday, December 23, 2007

An Offbeat Look At Presidential Candidates

Some of them, anyway.

I use the term "offbeat" because not many people consider a presidential candidates view of relations with Cuba when considering who to vote for. The Latin American Working Group does, though. They've rated some of the presidential candidates, from both parties, on Cuban policy, at least according to what they feel is good Cuba policy (and I agree, for the most part).

Looks like my favorite, Ron Paul, came out looking good to the LAWG, scoring an A. A few other democrats also scored As, but none of them are considered main contenders for the nomination. All other Republicans did horribly (depending on one's point of view) scoring Fs, but some of the other democrats didn't do all that much better.

Still, an offbeat issue, but one where I suspect many libertarians might join with the Left in scoring the candidates, although probably for different reasons.
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Speaking of offbeat looks at candidates; The Orange County Register's, Steve Greenhut, takes a somewhat light- hearted, libertarian look at the presidential candidates. I don't know that I agree with all his assessments, but I won't nitpick them here.


3 Comments:

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Ron Paul!

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

It is interesting that LAWG condemns only the democratically elected government of Colombia for "extra judicial" executions but not the Fuerza Armada Revolucionario de Colombia (FARC) communist narco terrorists who not only conduct executions but also kidnappings and political assassinations. A civil war has been going on in Colombia for over 25 years. If all the FARC members killed in this war are "extra judicial executions" then the 2 million Confederate deaths in the US war of secession 1861-1865 are also extra legal executions. In any event this bloodshed would cease next week if the idiotic "drug war" were ended.

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

If there were just one issue to grade these candidates on, our relations with Cuba would be as revealing as any other.

I'm in agreement with the LAWG's assessments.

 

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