Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Boehner on Upcoming Election

House Minority Leader John Boehner was the special guest at today's Newsmaker hosted by Americans for Tax Reform and The American Spectator. Good candidates and good policies, he claims, mean House Republicans will do better than expected.

Energy, Economy, and Health Care are the top three policies Republicans will focus on this fall. Later, Boehner added National Security to the list.

A correspondent from Reason magazine asked about voting for Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in protest of the shift from limited government taking place among Republicans. Go ahead, Boehner said, "if you want to throw your vote away." A vote for Barr is a vote for Obama, according to the esteemed Representative from Ohio.

Of course, a protest vote for Barr (or not voting at all) is not a vote for Obama. If one were going to vote for McCain and, instead, voted for Obama it would put McCain down two votes--the one he lost plus the one Obama gained. Not voting or throwing your vote away on Barr only leaves McCain down one vote.

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