If there’s one man who unites all CHT regulars, it’s Pat Buchanan.
Falling in line behind Buchanan’s lead is the best argument I’ve seen for voting Romney. And Buchanan unequivocally commands, Vote Romney. Buchanan’s points:
* “[S]hould Barack Obama win, the centralization of power and control will continue beyond the point of no return.”
* Supreme Court nominees.
* Tax hikes without spending cuts.
* Romney said in the first debate: “Is the program so critical that it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?” He might uphold this, asking before each new program and reconsidering old.
I would add to this, NumbersUSA now grades Romney with B- vs. Obama’s F-. This isn’t mentioned by Buchanan perhaps because Romney hasn’t been ideal on immigration.
And on trade Obama originally ran on Protectionist Trade, that is until he won election. Then Obama quickly converted to Free Trade. Romney hints that he’s concerned America isn’t attracting enough business investment. Buchanan doesn’t mention this perhaps because of how strong the Free Trade ideology is among some of his otherwise supporters. Lowering taxes is one part of attracting investment, but raising protections is another. Both parts are needed for a sound recovery. The US can’t currently compete with foreign border-adjusted VAT which serve as an indirect trade tariff.
This post isn’t about my views. I’ve long admired Buchanan, so I post this out of respect for him.