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0 comments | Monday, November 12, 2007

Regardless of what one thinks of Ron Paul's positions on the issues, if you are seriously considering voting for him you should take into account that Paul is motivated by his respect for 'individual rights'. Personally, I'm motivated by social justice not self-interest. Kucinich, Nader, McKinney (and David Cobb or whoever runs Green), would do most if not all of what Paul would do, but they would progress a lot of other things forward as well. Whereas Ron Paul may agree with progressives here and there, his overall vision is a deeply reactionary one. Progressives who vote Paul may have a bittersweet pill to swallow, should Paul move into the White House come early 2009.

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