Monday, November 05, 2007

End of an era

With a dozen candidates from both parties currently competing for their chance to be president, it's hard to remember all the names of the mostly interchangeable politicians. However, in the all the confusion, something important has happened. For the first time since the 1972 presidential election, Lyndon LaRouche will not be running. To anyone only familiar with his name, the wikipedia entry is a must-read. To roughly summarize, LaRouche's political views are another piece of evidence that fascism and socialism are matters of degree.

To get a fuller picture of the LaRouche empire, this article in the Washington Monthly is recommended. The most amazing aspect is the amount of money LaRouche managed to receive from the FEC as matching funds for campaign contributions. Due to massive amounts of fraud and faulty accounting, the U.S. taxpayers actually supported LaRouche's crusade to spew paranoid nonsense during every presidential election. For that reason alone, I'm happy to see this era end.


At 11:16 AM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Vernunft said...

At least Ron Paul is on hand to pick up the mantle of whiskey tango foxtrot campaigns.

At 12:22 PM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Freiheit said...

There's something a little sad about the fact that a candidate who wants to adhere to the constitution induces WTF reactions.

At 12:37 PM, November 05, 2007 , Blogger Vernunft said...

I think it might have to do more with the gold standard stuff.


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