Rand liked Nixon and hated Reagan.

Posted by Esceptico 7 years, 10 months ago to Politics
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Rand said: “But if you consider the alternatives, it becomes clear that our only choice in this election is to vote for Nixon or to abstain from voting.” The Objectivist, June 1968, page 2.

Reagan was a fan of Ayn Rand. I personally spoke with him at length in 1964, before he was even governor of California. This is also acknowledged by the Atlas Society. http://atlassociety.org/objectivism/a...

Nonetheless, Rand’s last public statement regarding politics (1981), is anti-Reagan. I don’t know where to get the text, but here is the video. https://youtu.be/4196WvmEcYM

What do Gulchers think Rand would say about Clinton and Trump?

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  • Posted by $ Abaco 7 years, 10 months ago
    She wouldn't have supported either candidate. While I haven't followed up on Johnson at all, I did pay some attention to the earliest debates. I think she would have favored Rand Paul, but I'm not sure. I stopped paying attention to the whole debacle after the 2nd debate or so. Just a total waste of time. If I were to vote (I won't) I'd probably write in somebody not listed: Friedman, John Galt...
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    • Posted by 7 years, 10 months ago
      I can certainly understand. But, to me, (as I say below) this not about Hillary or Trump it is about such things as the Supreme Court and regulatory agencies that are sufficating business. For that reason I support Trump, and I suspect Rand would too. Not because Trump is great, or even good, but because if Hillary wins it will be devastation. I assume you have seen Clinto Cash and Hillary's America movies or read the books.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 7 years, 10 months ago
    She was obviously biased against Regan and couldn't see past that bias. As for trumpet versus clintonia...my guess is that she wouldn't support either. Maybe my guess is clouded by my admiration of objectivism, and thinking it takes into account human frailties and inequities but maybe I'm wrong about that.
    I would of hoped she would of seen hilteries criminality and trumpets lack of substance, lack of Constitutional knowledge, But mostly, I would of hopped that she would of seen his strong man approach and rejected it. It would of had to reminded her of Stalin and hitler.
    Of course, trumets rhetoric has softened a bit lately and has stuck to a reasonable and rational script.

    So...I think, on the above basis, she might of gone for Gary Johnson with some criticisms added.
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    • Posted by 7 years, 10 months ago
      Between the emails, the concussion, the on-camera seizures they can’t cover up, and now a lawsuit against her by families of the Benghazi victims, it looks like the Queen of Corruption will need the $1.5 billion the Dems are planning for the election. I have voted for the LP candidate in every election in which the LP had a candidate, but now with Arizona (my state) in doubt, I will vote for Trump (and against McCain even if it is a Democrat) because to me, this election is not Trump v Hillary --- there are too many other things at stake.

      The Supreme Court, for example, Hillary regards Ruth Bader Ginsburg as her model Supreme Court justice, and I think Ginsburg is one of the worst judges ever appointed. Trump's potential nominees (he named 11) are all approved by the Cato Institute, a think tank to which I give high respect. The worst nominee by Trump would have to be better than any nominee by the Queen of Corruption.

      This same thing will happen down the line of regulatory agencies such as the EPA, Labor Board, etc., all of which have been strangling business even more than taxes have.
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  • Posted by lrshultis 7 years, 9 months ago
    After she finished vomiting, she would probably tell the voters to stay home.
    I hope I am not going to quote more than is allowed.
    From 'The Ayn Rand Letter' October 25, 1971:
    concerning president Nixon, "...In spite of the usual pragmatist evasions, it was clear to his supporters and enemies alike that he was elected and a champion - or semi-champion - of free enterprise. If one needs factual proof of the danger of implicit promises, unnamed hopes, undeclared principles - i.e., of the futility and impracticality of playing it short-range - Mr. Nixon is the proof. He is an immortal refutation of Pragmatism.
    " The worst thing one can say about Mr. Nixon is that he is sincere. A clever demagogue would not believe that one can protect a country's freedom by establishing the foundation, the principle and the precedent of a totalitarian dictatorship., Mr. Nixon, apparently, does."
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