News: The CEO of a prominent and successful business voicing his concerns over the possibility of President Obama winning re-election and then vowing to write-in the name of libertarian Congressman Ron Paul rather than vote for the GOP’s nominated candidate.
And that’s exactly what Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne promised last week during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
“Steve Wynn is a smart guy,” Byrne said, referring to the CEO of Wynn Resorts who during an interview last week with Jon Ralston railed against President Obama’s “class warfare” rhetoric.
“He’s a smart guy and I think he does have a very deep understanding of the economy. I think he’s a fellow who’s used to — he doesn’t listen very well — he spouts a lot and expects everyone to salute,” Byrne added.
The Overstock.com CEO went on to argue that both the Republican and Democrat Party have a fundamental misunderstanding of the major issues facing the country.
“Who you voting for?” Greta Van Susteren asked. “I’m curious.”
“I’ll write-in Ron Paul,” Byrne responded, “He’s the only one who understands the constitution and the benefits of a limited government.”
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