Here is a column I wrote a couple weeks ago. It is, more or less, the reason that I vote Democrat despite have rather libertarian economic feelings. I feel that this really sums it up:
Of course, candidates make lots of promises when they run for office, particularly for the presidency, but the first to go out the window are the sorts of bland policy proposals that economists love.That’s why, come 2008, my ballot will hardly reflect my conservative economic views—because, honestly, what’s the point? I won’t be happy with what I get either way, so I might as well vote based on the other issues that are important to me.Obama in '08!