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« on: June 08, 2012, 05:36:06 PM »

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson released a dark new campaign ad on Wednesday, in which the candidate pleads with members of all third parties (Green, Constitution, etc.) to “be libertarian with me this one time” so that he may prove that “peace, prosperity, and freedom” work once and for all.

“Members of all political parties,” Johnson says in the ad, “I reach out to everyone with a vote and an axe to grind. From the Tea Party, the Constitution Party, the Green and Libertarian parties, I call out to all of you, including the disaffected and disillusioned among the Republicans and Democrats.”

“We the people will never agree on the small things,” Johnson’s ad continues, “but let’s agree on the big things: our leaders have blown it. If we don’t get control of this ship together and fix it together, we all go down with it together … Let’s put our parties and our differences aside, one time.”

“Be libertarian with me for one election,” Johnson pleads. “Together we’ll stop the spending and end the wars. Together we’ll rebuild our own roads, bridges, schools and hospitals instead of building theirs half a world away. Together we’ll restore our industrial might and our economy. And if, in four years, we the people decide we don’t like peace, prosperity, and freedom, we can always vote tyranny back into office again.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/libertarian-candidates-new-ad-pleads-be-libertarian-with-me-this-one-time/

If this election wasn't going to be so close, I'd definitely consider casting a vote for Johnson.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 02:34:15 AM »

Quote from: corruptrelic on June 08, 2012, 05:36:06 PM

If this election wasn't going to be so close, I'd definitely consider casting a vote for Johnson.

Unless you live in a swing state, your vote doesn't matter anyway. So why not?
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 02:52:56 PM »

Florida is going to be a real battleground state this year, and as much as I'd love to vote for Johnson (as his views are closest to my own) it's going to be too close to risk voting for someone who most people haven't heard of.
It's more about principle than anything, but we've seen how Ralph Nader and others have "stolen" votes that may have helped steer the election to a certain candidate. (And Johnson certainly has the potential to take votes from democrats and republicans, and especially independents who help decide elections.)
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 05:08:07 PM »

Didn't realize you're in FL. Obama is going to take MA by >20 points, so I can vote for whomever I please. (Yes, MA is one of Romney's many home states, but he's deeply unloved here. He was a lousy governor.)

I intend to vote for Stein (Greens), but might reconsider if it looks like the Libertarian can make a meaningful surge.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 09:07:15 AM »

Quote from: corruptrelic on June 08, 2012, 05:36:06 PM

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson released a dark new campaign ad on Wednesday, in which the candidate pleads with members of all third parties (Green, Constitution, etc.) to “be libertarian with me this one time” so that he may prove that “peace, prosperity, and freedom” work once and for all.

“Members of all political parties,” Johnson says in the ad, “I reach out to everyone with a vote and an axe to grind. From the Tea Party, the Constitution Party, the Green and Libertarian parties, I call out to all of you, including the disaffected and disillusioned among the Republicans and Democrats.”

“We the people will never agree on the small things,” Johnson’s ad continues, “but let’s agree on the big things: our leaders have blown it. If we don’t get control of this ship together and fix it together, we all go down with it together … Let’s put our parties and our differences aside, one time.”

“Be libertarian with me for one election,” Johnson pleads. “Together we’ll stop the spending and end the wars. Together we’ll rebuild our own roads, bridges, schools and hospitals instead of building theirs half a world away. Together we’ll restore our industrial might and our economy. And if, in four years, we the people decide we don’t like peace, prosperity, and freedom, we can always vote tyranny back into office again.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/libertarian-candidates-new-ad-pleads-be-libertarian-with-me-this-one-time/

If this election wasn't going to be so close, I'd definitely consider casting a vote for Johnson.

Crap like this is the exact reason why we will never be able to get beyond our failed two party system.  If all the people who claim they would only vote for a third party if they had a chance to win actually DID vote third party......   then maybe they would have a chance to win. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 03:59:53 PM »

Quote from: brettmcd on June 10, 2012, 09:07:15 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on June 08, 2012, 05:36:06 PM

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson released a dark new campaign ad on Wednesday, in which the candidate pleads with members of all third parties (Green, Constitution, etc.) to “be libertarian with me this one time” so that he may prove that “peace, prosperity, and freedom” work once and for all.

“Members of all political parties,” Johnson says in the ad, “I reach out to everyone with a vote and an axe to grind. From the Tea Party, the Constitution Party, the Green and Libertarian parties, I call out to all of you, including the disaffected and disillusioned among the Republicans and Democrats.”

“We the people will never agree on the small things,” Johnson’s ad continues, “but let’s agree on the big things: our leaders have blown it. If we don’t get control of this ship together and fix it together, we all go down with it together … Let’s put our parties and our differences aside, one time.”

“Be libertarian with me for one election,” Johnson pleads. “Together we’ll stop the spending and end the wars. Together we’ll rebuild our own roads, bridges, schools and hospitals instead of building theirs half a world away. Together we’ll restore our industrial might and our economy. And if, in four years, we the people decide we don’t like peace, prosperity, and freedom, we can always vote tyranny back into office again.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/libertarian-candidates-new-ad-pleads-be-libertarian-with-me-this-one-time/

If this election wasn't going to be so close, I'd definitely consider casting a vote for Johnson.

Crap like this is the exact reason why we will never be able to get beyond our failed two party system.  If all the people who claim they would only vote for a third party if they had a chance to win actually DID vote third party......   then maybe they would have a chance to win.  

Agreed. I'm voting Johnson even though I know he has no chance to win. I can't stomach voting for either one of the other two. To me the differences between Romney and Obama are not big enough to worry about which one of them wins. Either way they will make horrible decisions and tear the constitution to shreds for the next 4 years.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 12:37:57 PM »

"Crap like that" is what's going to prevent us from getting involved in more wars we have no business in. Romney has made it very clear he's going to continue Bush's war path.
I voted Obama in 08 and I don't care to vote for him again this year, but given the choices and what's at stake, there really isn't much of a choice.

If Romney had won in 08 we'd still be in Iraq, we'd still be in Afghanistan with no timetable to get out, and we'd probably be in Syria and Iran too. If you're a libertarian you should be against attacking other countries who pose no threat to us, and if not for that reason, how about the fact that we simply can't afford it? The debt is climbing higher than ever with no end in sight, how much debt are we going to put on our children's children because we couldn't control our spending and thirst for world dominance?

Gary Johnson has the right message, but as I already mentioned and unfortunate as it is, ask the average person on the street who he is and they'll probably say "A basketball player?"
Until third parties can start getting the kind of money the big two parties can, they'll always be a niche.
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