Why the Progressive Left can’t vote for Ron Paul

Sherry Wolf on why the Left can’t support Ron Paul is an engaging read, particularly advised for those who support Ron Paul’s policies. I think everyone who wants to run should be allowed to run, and I support Ron Paul’s attempt to overcome needlessly difficult ballot access requirements. But I’m not willing to trade away the things I want for ending the war in Iraq (including single-payer universal health care which would be anathema to a “small government” advocate like Paul). Joshua Frank’s single-issue take on Ron Paul’s candidacy doesn’t explain how much we would lose by ending the war and taking on the policies Wolf highlights in her piece.