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I Like Gary Johnson

Dbeaux2 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:28 PM
For those of you who wish to debate your ;-) misconceptions and engage me in direct argument, I will provide my email address. I find this format too tedious for back and forth exchange of information. It is great for banter, but provides little hope of real in depth conversation. Romney is our only option. Whether a token vote for Johnson will have any effect is unlikely, but debatable. A third party is not the best approach. It is better to use this crises to get constitutionalists elected to congress. Romney is not a constitutionalist, but is the right man for this job and realistically, the only type of candidate with the ability to get elected in today's environ. Johnson and those like him are needed in congress as republicans.
Dbeaux2 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:36 PM
The "tea party" members were not silenced, we simply need more of them.
JustMC Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:34 PM
Dbeaux, all due respect, but the following are simply untrue:

"Romney is our only option." He's no option at all. He might as well be Obama with an R stamped on his forehead. He does us no real good, and destroys the next election too.

"A third party is not the best approach." Actually, when the GOP establishment refused to consider and include the base that has supported both Ron Paul and Gary Johnson WITHIN the party, the ONLY remaining approach is outside the party.

"Romney is not a constitutionalist, but is the right man for this job." Romney is not the right man for the job. He's a big-government statist and trampler of the Constitution. The one thing we can count on from Romney is the same old sellout disaster.
Dbeaux2 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:45 PM
Are you asking for my address?
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:03 PM
Only one of two people will be elected president this year and none of them are named Gary Johnson or Ron Paul.

The only impact a third party candidate can have on this election is to be a spoiler, like Ross Perot in '92.
anti-neocon Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:16 PM
or to send a message to the GOP thugs.
JustMC Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 2:38 PM
But elections can have a LOT of impact on future elections. So, worrying only about the effect of a third party candidate on THIS election is inherently shortsighted. History is very, VERY clear on this.
MotorcycleMama55 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 3:27 PM
or ruin even more every day American's lives.
All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian because I see the false choice offered by political left and right: Democrats talk about personal liberty; Republicans talk about economic freedom. But what they do once in power belies their words.

I say we're best off if government just leaves us alone to our peaceful cooperation with whomever we please. Let politicians advocate moral behavior. Let them give to charities. But leave government -- which is physical force -- out of it....