Plato, not

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Submitted by John Gillis (United States), Oct 4, 2012 17:38

"Mr. Romney is better but still something some distance from the Platonic ideal of a consistent, free-market-oriented presidential candidate."

I value the FoC editor, but surely he never thought that Romney was a free market candidate in any shape or form? So, I expect that was just a rhetorical flourish.

Romney will never be, and never has argued himself that he is a free market person. He's a welfare state activist, who loves regulation (as he noted in his debate yesterday), so for laissez faire types as myself, he will always be a simple stopgap solution vs. the explicit socialism of Mr. Obama.

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What a load of neo-con trash. This article is pathetic. [10 words]Thinking AmericansOct 9, 2012 19:03
Bizarre, indeed [96 words]MarkOct 9, 2012 18:45
⇒ Plato, not [103 words]John GillisOct 4, 2012 17:38
Romney was right [106 words]richard40Oct 4, 2012 15:47
Don't sell Romney short [168 words]DavidOct 4, 2012 11:20
Yes but... [152 words]Dubious bloggOct 4, 2012 07:07
still welfare promo [36 words]egoistOct 4, 2012 06:29
Oh dont ruin it Ira! [13 words]Tingles MatthewsOct 4, 2012 01:19
Leggo my Plato [40 words]Ron ColemanOct 4, 2012 00:43
Premise Checks [24 words]Billy BeckOct 4, 2012 00:32
The insidious power of repetition [117 words]dennymackOct 4, 2012 00:19
Maybe? [10 words]LLOct 4, 2012 00:15
Your first sentance captures the substance of the political discussion today. [39 words]LyleOct 3, 2012 23:48
@Lyle - choice [95 words]Dubious BloggOct 4, 2012 09:17

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