• • Why a conservative businessman is backing President Obama
J.F. Fisher, Washington Post Egoism | I am a lifelong conservative Republican who grew up in a large, struggling family and had to do it all myself. I have been working since I was 9. I was deeply impressed by Ayn Rand and her Objectivism but, fortunately, learned of the selfishness and coldness of her philosophy and abandoned her extremism while continuing to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and self-reliance. However, as President Obama has said, I didn’t build anything all by myself. To ignore the infrastructure that supports us all is folly.