Hard-Core Supply-Sider: I'm Voting for the Democrat

Former Chamber of Commerce honcho has had enough foreign policy disaster
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2008 7:45 PM CDT
Hard-Core Supply-Sider: I'm Voting for the Democrat
In this July 9, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a fundraiser in New York.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Being a Reagan, Gingrich and Dole soldier won’t stop former Chamber of Commerce honcho Larry Hunter from voting for Barack Obama this fall, he writes in the New York Daily News. It doesn’t matter that he wholly disagrees with the Dem on every point of domestic policy; the chance to close the book on “unjustified war and unconstitutional abridgment of individual rights” is worth the price of “unreconstructed, dyed-in-the-wool, big-government” liberalism.

McCain would continue the Bush doctrine of “interventionism and constitutional overreach,” while Obama would dial back foreign relations to a more classically conservative “humble engagement.” And not only that, Hunter has taken a look at Obama's economic advisers and background—and thinks there’s a free-market booster hiding behind the activist-government bluster. (More Barack Obama stories.)

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