Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley plays kingmaker in US Senate runoff

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Since Allen Buckley’s 3.4% take in the Georgia Senatorial race kept either Saxby Chambliss or Jim Martin from scoring 50%, there will be a December run-off. You can expect a lot of national attention, but the fact is that Georgia turn-out was pretty high, and those 126,000 Buckley voters are now a prime commodity. Whoever can pick up the majority of them is probably going to DC.

Which means that both Chambliss and Martin suddenly would like a Libertarian’s endorsement.

Not so fast, the AJC reports Buckley as saying,

Buckley said Thursday that by early next week he will have a campaign “commitment” form he will ask the two top vote-getters to sign before getting his endorsement. No signature, no endorsement, said the Smyrna lawyer and CPA.

“It’s going to be mainly financial commitments that are reasonable,” Buckley told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Buckley ran an underfunded campaign based on fiscal responsibility. He said that neither Chambliss nor Martin support the massive federal spending cuts that Buckley said are necessary to save the nation from eventual “financial doom.” Buckley contends that the growing federal debt will eventually take down the country’s financial under pinning.

Buckley said Martin called him early Wednesday morning asking for his endorsement, but Buckley said he did not commit.

The Libertarian said he will formally ask Chambliss and Martin to sign his commitment, which he said will be “three or four pages” and list five to 10 commitments. Among them: A promise to cut federal spending, a balanced federal budget, no pork spending and a realistic solution to Social Security.

“If they don’t sign it, they won’t get my endorsement,” he said.

17 thoughts on “Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley plays kingmaker in US Senate runoff

  1. Hugh Jass

    Buckley could also make a deal with the RNC or the DNC, such as he endorses their party’s candidate and they endorse him for a race for Congress or state house in 2010.

  2. G.E.

    Buckley, the worst libertarian candidate this side of Islamo-socialist Kevin Barrett, will endorse the most belligerently racist of the two.

  3. HumbleTravis

    Martin’s economics show a lot to disagree with but Chambliss voted for the awful bailout, wiretapping, “Patriot” Act and the Military Commissions Act… it’ll be interesting to see this man try to sway libertarians on any fiscal/constitutional issue!

  4. paulie cannoli Post author

    http://senate.ontheissues.org/Senate/Saxby_Chambliss.htm

    Saxby Chambliss on Abortion
    Click here for 16 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.

    * Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
    * Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
    * Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
    * Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
    * Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
    * Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
    * Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
    * Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
    * Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
    * Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
    * Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
    * Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

    Saxby Chambliss on Budget & Economy
    Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.

    * Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs’ effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
    * Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Civil Rights
    Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.

    * Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
    * Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
    * Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
    * Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
    * Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
    * Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
    * Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
    * Rated 11% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
    * Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)

    Saxby Chambliss on Corporations
    Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.

    * Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
    * Rated 91% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

    Saxby Chambliss on Crime
    Click here for 7 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.

    * Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
    * Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
    * Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
    * Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
    * Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
    * More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Drugs
    Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.

    * Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
    * Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
    * Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
    * Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)

    Saxby Chambliss on Education
    Click here for 12 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.

    * Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
    * Voted NO on $52M for “21st century community learning centers”. (Oct 2005)
    * Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
    * Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
    * Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
    * Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
    * Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
    * Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
    * Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
    * Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
    * Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

    Saxby Chambliss on Energy & Oil
    Click here for 18 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.

    * Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
    * Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
    * Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
    * Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska’s ANWR. (Nov 2005)
    * Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
    * Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
    * Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
    * Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
    * Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
    * Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
    * Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
    * Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
    * Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
    * Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
    * Gas tax holiday for the summer. (Apr 2008)

    Saxby Chambliss on Environment
    Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.

    * Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
    * Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
    * Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

    Saxby Chambliss on Families & Children
    Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.

    * Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
    * Member of the Missing & Exploited Children’s Caucus. (Jan 2001)
    * Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Foreign Policy
    Click here for 8 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.

    * Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
    * Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
    * Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
    * Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
    * Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
    * Suspend Russia’s participation in the G-8. (Feb 2005)
    * Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
    * Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)

    Saxby Chambliss on Free Trade
    Click here for 10 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.

    * Opposes NAFTA; supports retaliatory tariffs. (Nov 1998)
    * Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
    * Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
    * Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
    * Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
    * Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
    * Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
    * Voted YES on ‘Fast Track’ authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
    * Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
    * Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)

    Saxby Chambliss on Government Reform
    Click here for 11 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.

    * Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
    * Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
    * Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
    * Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
    * Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
    * Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
    * Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
    * Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
    * Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
    * Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
    * Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Gun Control
    Click here for 8 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.

    * Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
    * Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
    * Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
    * Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
    * Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
    * Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
    * Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)

    Saxby Chambliss on Health Care
    Click here for 20 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.

    * Create incentives for competition & consumer driven approach. (Oct 2008)
    * Supported the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plan. (Aug 2008)
    * Fight the federal takeover of health care. (Mar 2008)
    * Expand tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 1998)
    * Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
    * Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
    * Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
    * Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
    * Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
    * Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
    * Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
    * Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
    * Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
    * Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
    * Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
    * Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
    * Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)

    Saxby Chambliss on Homeland Security
    Click here for 24 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.

    * More military pay; more training; more new weapons. (Nov 1998)
    * Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
    * Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
    * Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
    * Voted NO on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
    * Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
    * Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
    * Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
    * Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
    * Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
    * Voted NO on restoring $565M for states’ and ports’ first responders. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
    * Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
    * Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
    * Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Hiding sources made post-9-11 analysis impossible. (Jul 2004)
    * CIA depends too heavily on defectors & not enough on HUMINT. (Jul 2004)
    * Administration did not pressure CIA on WMD conclusions. (Jul 2004)
    * Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
    * Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
    * Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
    * Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
    * No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Immigration
    Click here for 16 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.

    * Illegal immigrants can’t collect Social Security benefits. (Oct 2008)
    * Secure our borders; opposed to any amnesty. (Aug 2008)
    * Halt the immigration problem at border, where it originates. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted NO on eliminating the “Y” nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
    * Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
    * Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
    * Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
    * Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
    * Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
    * Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
    * Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
    * Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
    * Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

    Saxby Chambliss on Jobs
    Click here for 10 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.

    * Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
    * Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
    * Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
    * Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
    * Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
    * Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
    * Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA’s Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
    * Rated 15% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Principles & Values
    Click here for 6 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.

    * Voted with Republican Party 94.4% of 319 votes. (Sep 2007)
    * Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
    * Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
    * Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
    * Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
    * Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Social Security
    Click here for 9 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.

    * No change warranted for “Notch Babies” benefits. (Oct 2008)
    * No change needed for senior CPI adjustment. (Oct 2008)
    * Allow younger workers voluntary personal retirement accounts. (Oct 2008)
    * Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
    * Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
    * Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
    * Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
    * Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Tax Reform
    Click here for 23 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.

    * Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
    * Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
    * Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
    * Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
    * Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
    * Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
    * Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
    * Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
    * Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
    * Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
    * Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
    * Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
    * Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (“death tax”). (Apr 2001)
    * Voted YES on eliminating the “marriage penalty”. (Jul 2000)
    * Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
    * Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
    * Abolish IRS–replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
    * Rated 74% by NTU, indicating a “Taxpayer’s Friend” on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
    * Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
    * Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
    * Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

    Saxby Chambliss on Technology
    Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.

    * Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
    * Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
    * Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
    * Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
    * Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)

  5. paulie cannoli Post author

    Ironically, Barr made a large contribution to Chambliss. I don’t know if he donated to Buckley, but he did donate to the Georgia and national LP.

    Buckley said the Barr campaign did not coordinate with his.

  6. G.E.

    The Barr campaign was a joke. He should have asked to coordinate with Scotty Boman, who got three times as many votes as that loser… Let alone Buckley. Then again, Buckley probably wasn’t libertarian enough for the LINO Barr.

  7. RedPhillips

    “Buckley, the worst libertarian candidate this side of Islamo-socialist Kevin Barrett, will endorse the most belligerently racist of the two.”

    G.E., what are you talking about? I heard Buckley speak. Not the most articulate guy, but he really knew his stuff on some issues. The flat tax (which he opposes), for example.

    He isn’t a purist libertarian. I remember thinking to myself, “I’m a paleoconservative, and I’m more libertarian than he is.” He isn’t for abolishing the Fed. He danced around secession. Etc.

    But I did vote for him, despite the fact that he is pro-choice, because it was the only way I had of protesting bailout Saxby without voting for the Dem.

    But what the heck does race have to do with it? Is there some quote form his background I don’t know about or something?

  8. Catholic Trotskyist

    Anti-enlightenment conservative Red Phillips voted for a pro-abort candidate? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

    Seriously, this is a good move by Buckley. This is why third parties need to fight to have the same rules as in Georgia all around the country, so that runoffs will happen in all races where third parties do well or are in a close race with major party candidates, and then the third parties can be kingmakers in many races.

  9. RedPhillips

    “Anti-enlightenment conservative Red Phillips voted for a pro-abort candidate?”

    I believe in strategic voting. If I thought my vote would actually elect a pro-choicer, I wouldn’t have cast it. But since I knew Buckley wasn’t going to win, I could cast a protest vote in good conscience.

    I support Saxby over Martin in the runoff, but I haven’t decided if I will actually vote.

  10. Catholic Trotskyist

    I believe in strategic voting too, although possibly for different reasons, which is why I voted for Obama, since I believe that Obama may reveal himself to be anti-abortion despite what he has said. But I’m sure if John Lowell is reading this, he won’t be happy to hear what you have done.

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