John Edwards

Weigel on the Radio

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I'll be discussing the speech-muzzling ways of John Edwards on Wake Up Monterey with Mark Carbonaro at 11:10 a.m. ET. A live link will be here. (UPDATE: There is no live stream, sadly. I will be given an MP3 later and can link that.)

Also, I participated in the America's Future Foundation podcast last week alongside James Kirchick and Amanda Carpenter; here's a link to that.

NEXT: Norman Mailer, Libertarian or Sodomy-Obsessive or Both or Neither?

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  1. OT: Dondero gets quoted at GOPUSA? lol
    The GOP is in damage control mode…

    Why The Ron Paul Campaign Is Dangerous

    http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/guest/2007/jb_11121.shtml

    In an interview with Dondero, he emphatically complained; “Please refrain in the future from using the label “Libertarian Republican” in describing Ron Paul. Call him what he is: Some sort of populist leftwinger.”

    Dondero continued, “Since 9/11 Paul has become a complete nutcase conspiratorialist quasi-Anti-Semitic leftwing American-hating nutball.”

    These were strong words from a former aide to Mr. Paul (from 1997 — 2003) and words worthy of investigation in my mind. So I decided to investigate, which in politics always means, follow the money.

    Where is all that money coming from?

    Upon investigation, it appears that Mr. Dondero is exactly right. Much of Ron Paul’s money is not coming from mainstream Libertarians or Republicans.

    Although he is running as a Republican, he actually has very little support from rank and file Republicans, as every national Republican poll confirms. But it turns out that he has very little support from mainstream Libertarians either. As Dondero pointed out, “Ron Paul is only attracting support from the leftwing side of the libertarian spectrum, virtually none of whom are Republicans.”

  2. Great. The face of the libertarian is Eric “I blow goats” Dondero.

    I think it’s time to step up my plans to move to New Zealand…

  3. Is there going to be a stream? I can’t find any place to listen on their site.

  4. I’m jealous of Weigel. My fifteen minutes was spent discussing Dennis Kucinich on “Good Morning Duluth!”

  5. Sorry, but “mainstream” libertarians are indeed supporting Ron Paul. There are only two kinds of libertarians who are not: the Purity Control faction, who cast into the outer darkness whomever fails to meet their extraordinarily high level of perfection; and the Dondero wing who argue that preemptive military invasions are the foundation of liberty.

  6. I think it’s time to step up my plans to move to New Zealand…

    No better place to blow goats in peace. Was that the plan?

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