Who Do I Support For 2020?

From: N
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2019 4:00 PM
To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Subject: 2020 Candidates

Dear Dr. Block,

What are your thoughts on the 2020 candidates? Do you have a ranking of sorts?

Would you support Biden against Trump because Biden is free trade?

Dear N:

I like Tulsi Gabbard. I’d vote for her over the Donald. She’s very weak on economics, but MAGNIFICENT on foreign policy, and I think the latter more important than the former. My old high school track team fellow member Bernie is not at all bad on foreign policy, but he is a total DISASTER on economics.

I wouldn’t support Biden. He’s a chameleon, not a free trader.  God only knows what he’d do if he were in charge. Also, I think he’s in the midst of a mental breakdown. At least Trump stands for something, a lot of with which I disagree. I don’t think I agree with anything Biden says.

You know that joke? The economist was asked: “How’s your wife?” Came the answer: “Compared to what?” In like manner, my decision for 2020 will depend upon who is the Democratic candidate. I supported Trump in 2016 not because I thought he was so great, he was not then nor is he now a Ron Paul, not even a Rand Paul. However, I thought he was way more libertarian than Hillary.

Best regards,



2:31 am on October 1, 2019