by John Galt
January 26, 2012 22:15 ET
On Sunday night, January 29, 2012, I’ll point out the voting records and “warts” of all the candidates in one posting. For the record, none of them are conservatives in the traditional “Republican” or “Goldwater” sense of the word. In fact Dr. Paul actually was winning the night until the comment I heard below, which yes, I did take out of context, but this is a flub, an error, which is unforgivable in my book. By “empathizing” with individuals and groups who are infiltrated and destroyed the freedoms of others, by demonstrating a recognition far above what was necessary for blatantly Marxist groups, and by using the same class warfare arguments that the Obama administration has used, Dr. Paul had exhibited a weakness or desperation for votes which is totally unnecessary and seemed like pathetic pandering as his poll numbers declined in my state.
Thus, without regret, I must say when the general election occurs, I will not vote for Dr. Paul or any other candidate which engages in the pandering to the extreme left of articulates positions which attack Capitalist ideals and the ideas I support behind free markets. Dr. Paul has advocated many positions which enhance and support free enterprise but tonight’s example of an attack not on Wall Street but by advocating empathy for the “99 versus 1” or “Occupy” movement initiated by America’s extreme left leaves me speechless. This thought he used and his “empathy” is unforgivable to any and all Libertarians and believers in true freedom.
This entire political season has taken me from a position of hope to one of disgust. I’m afraid America is screwed unless we find one man willing to avoid the act of pandering and decides to take a firm stand, avoiding the temptations of the progressive right and left.