Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Democrat For Gary Johnson

A former Democratic press secretary makes his case for supporting Gary Johnson for President this time around. This is great to see and shows Gary Johnson's appeal can cross party lines. Just how much remains to be seen.

Oh, this same fellow made a Libertarian case for Obama back in 2008.


At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you agree with his other articles, or promote this one only because it reinforces your preexisting viewpoint?

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'd never seen his case for Obama until I read his latest piece. Looking back, he might have made a persuasive argument for the time, but time has proven him wrong on many of those points.

This latest piece reads ok, but I question his reasoning. For example, while comparing common ground between libertarians and Dems he wrote, "...while we are for limited spending, taxes, and regulation, we favor free markets....

Sorry. I'm not sure I can think of one Democrat I know or have been acquainted with that favors limited spending, taxes or regulation. I'm sure there are some out there. He sounds like one of them so I'm sure he's not the only one, but I personally have never met one.

That's fine with me if he thinks that what Democrats are about. Hopefully, there are more Dems like him than I think and they'll consider voting for Johnson.

I doubt that will happen to any great extent, though, since even those that might feel that way will stick with Obama if for no other reason than fraternalism- that meaning they'll vote for the Democrat regardless of any issues involved.

I hope I'm wrong.

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you believe that every Democrat you've ever met believes in UNLIMITED taxation.

I doubt there are too many people, Democrats or otherwise, that believe that 100% taxation would be O.K., just as I doubt there are too many people, Republican or otherwise, who believe 0% taxation would be a good idea. The question is what levels of taxation, spending, and regulation are appropriate.


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