Tom Mullen - Election 2012: Was Obama the lesser of two evils?Submitted by Neotheone on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 12:03
"'We’re all socialists now.'
If all of the pre-election hype about the presidential election being a choice between socialism and capitalism was true, then that statement must be true.
I doubt most Americans believe it.
In fact, Obama is no more a socialist than Romney is a capitalist. Obama has not called for state ownership of the means of production. Romney has not called for a laissez faire economy. Absent the rhetoric, they would both be most accurately described as European social democrats.
For libertarians, the choice between them was “heads the government wins, tails libertarians lose.” It is generally assumed that libertarians would consider Romney the “lesser of two evils.” I don’t think that’s true."