I hereby rescind for reconsideration any endorsement of any candidate who supported the socialist Wall St. bailout. This, unfortunately, includes essentially every endorsement I had made this year:
- Senator John McCain (R-AZ), previously endorsed as my preferred Presidential candidate, voted in favor of the bailout in the Senate.
- Former Governor Mark Warner (D-VA), previously endorsed as my preferred candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia, has stated that he would have supported the bailout had he been in the Senate.
- Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA 10th), previously endorsed as my preferred candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 10th District, voted in favor of the bailout in the House.
I will be reconsidering my choices in each of these races and will post new or revised endorsements as soon as possible. I am extraordinarily disappointed in each of these candidates; they have betrayed the constituents they claim to protect and, indeed, the very ideals of limited government and capitalist society.
Update 10/9/2008: I have re-posted my endorsements. While I have endorsed the same candidates I had originally, I have modified my reasoning and added caveats to each in light of their support for the socialist Wall St. bailout.