Tuesday, February 26, 2008


With Ralph Nader determined to help Republicans again by running for President and siphoning off a couple percent of Democratic votes (hopefully not many Democrats are stupid enough to vote for him this time), what we need is a third-party candidate to do the same thing on the other side. Fortunately, there is a substantial opening for such a candidacy. After all, McCain is too moderate for the Republican right wing. So there's real room for a true-blue conservative to run to McCain's right.

I doubt that Mike Huckabee will go the third-party route, but perhaps Ron Paul will see that the country really needs him, even if the Republicans don't want him as their nominee. He could pick up a good 5% of the vote, perhaps -- it's not that hard to pick up 5% at either end of the spectrum if you're willing to take sufficiently extreme positions. And Paul did run as the Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1988.

Are you listening, Dr. Paul? Don't you think your country needs you? Get yourself on those ballots!

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