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11-01-2012, 08:54 AM

Independently minded conservatives may have no obvious candidate in this election, which pits two major-party exponents of the welfare-warfare state against one another, as well as a handful of minor-party contenders. Obamacare or Romneycare? Guantanamo or double Guantanamo? In this symposium, 29 of our writers confront the choice and explain their reasoning.

Lots to chew on here, including some love for Gary, Virgil, and writing in Ron. This is probably my favorite bit...

Bill Kauffman
Obama and Romney are a dire and dreadful dyad. Iím voting Libertarian this year. Gary Johnson is antiwar, anti-surveillance state, and anti-bailouts. Unlike the smug lightweight in the White House and the neocon-encrusted corporatistóboth placeless men, as our rulers usually areóNew Mexicoís Gary Johnson regards the Bill of Rights as a palladium of liberty, not an anachronistic nuisance.

11-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Ron should have sought the nomination of the Conservative Party in New York. There used to be split Republican-Conservative tickets when a Rockefeller Republican would capture the nomination, especially for races like Governor, etc.