John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, didn’t vote for Obama. He voted for…

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on Oct 24, 2009
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“Mackey wanted to vote for Ron Paul, but had to settle for Bob Barr!”

Oh. My. God. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, is a well-known Libertarian (which is an idealistic less-government-is-best government, right of the Right ethos, which we’ve blogged on many times before, and find some things worth admiring to it).

So, who did he vote for? Not McCain. Not even Ron Paul was right of Right enough. Watch and learn (and, perhaps, cringe):

With thanks for the tip to Reason.


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7 Responses to “John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, didn’t vote for Obama. He voted for…”

  1. Alan says:

    I think it's important to note that a business person will often create a new venture because there is moeny to made, which in itself is no bad thing. However, don't assume that the individuals inner world will be aligned to the products that they sell – no matter how ethical.

  2. Fred says:

    No "cringing" here – from the brief video John's message appeared to be – "think for yourself". With the aggressive media blitzes representing both sides of our so-called right vs left political spectrum this is an important message. People must do what independent investigating their busy lives will allow and make up their own minds about the issues. It is interesting to note that during a dinner conversation last night, a friend with a background in clinical psychiatry mentioned to me that the more aggressively a certain viewpoint on an issue is promoted/reported by the (mainstream?) media the less that viewpoint is trusted by the public to be true. No source to quote, but a thought provoking notion.

  3. […] don’t want to be lost, Mr. Mackey. I love that a libertarian entrepreneur with guts to speak his mind, a la Apple’s Jobs, is in charge of one of the greatest green success […]

  4. Kelton Baker says:

    I'm offended: "right of right"? Wrong! Libertarianism is not extreme right. Why then, do libertarians so more frequently side left with the pro-abortion, anti-war, anti-corporatism, pro-gay sides? If you can only think in terms of left and right, think again. Libertarianism is about people freely making choices without being forced or coerced, it should appeal to both the strong collectivist and the strong individualist, left and right, alike.

  5. […] by dozens of news organizations and sites nationally. And, in so doing, I continued to defend both Mr. Mackey’s right (as with any of us) to free speech, criticizing him only as an influential leader […]

  6. elephantjournal says:

    Awesome. Great comment. You should right something for us! Technically, I thought it was right of right…that said traditional right values have a lot of awesome in them, imho. ~ Waylon

  7. […] guess this means that Chip Wilson of Lululemon, like John Mackey of Whole Foods, or wassisname of Urban Outfitters, likely votes as conservative as he can. What’s it with […]