Campaigns/Elections

Voting in Public

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The American Conservative asks 18 contributors who, if anyone, they plan to vote for this year. As you'd expect, given TAC's ideological eclecticism, the magazine received a wide range of responses, some more sensible than others. To my taste, Scott McConnell makes the best case for Obama, Kara Hopkins makes the best case for McCain, John Schwenkler makes the best case for Barr, and Gerald Russello makes the best case for staying home. I won't describe Daniel McCarthy's call for writing in Ron Paul as the "best case" for that position, since he's the only one arguing for the idea, but it's worth reading as well.

For an election forum with an explicitly libertarian slant, stay tuned for reason's forthcoming survey, which will appear on this website later this week.