Thursday, January 14, 2010

Campbell Switches To Senate Race

Republican gubernatorial hopeful, Tom Campbell, is supposed to announce today he's leaving the governor's race and entering the race for U.S. Senate. Campbell was my favorite in the race for a while. He still probably would be but I became disillusioned with him on at least a couple issues.

Who to support in the governor's race now is the question. We have two declared Republicans, Poizner and Whitman, and one undeclared Democrat, Jerry Brown, as the major party candidates. Thankfully, with Gavin Newsom leaving the race some time ago, we don't have any real flakes among the current front runners anymore.

So, who should a libertarian support as it stands now? Not sure I have any problem with any of the front runners, but one thing came to mind:

I've read that government grows faster and spends more money when its legislative and executive branches are held by one party. That alone should encourage those concerned with liberty and efficient government to chose the Republican over Jerry Brown since the state's legislative branch is controlled by the Democrats and likely will be for the foreseeable future.

Either that, or vote for whoever the Libertarian Party candidate, which is what I might do.

Addendum: Tom Campbell explains his reason for switching races.

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At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So, who should a libertarian support as it stands now?"

Well, who are the Moonies supporting?


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