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.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.