A reader writes:
Thank you for the plug for Ron Paul. I had no idea he existed and I have been looking for a replacement for McCain since he sold his soul to the Christian Right. Thank heavens we have a candidate that espouses the philosophies of Reagan, Goldwater, and true libertarian conservatism. I was also gladdened when I visited Paul’s site and read his congressional record. He is the man for me:
He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
Wht's not to like? Maybe he's the Howard Dean of the truly conservative right.