reply to post by FSBlueApocalypse
The electoral college will not vote for a 3rd party candidate.. the last time even a single vote was given to someone who was not part of the 2 party
system was in 1988. Even Ross Perot who took 8 million votes was not given a single electoral vote.
Voting for either Johnson or Paul does only one thing: Lowers the total votes for Republicans and thus, causes Democrats to, by default, retain a
higher percentage of the vote.
So when asking whether we vote Johnson or Paul I think that it comes down to what you want to say. Do you want to say "I'm pissed off at my party
and the RINO they are forcing us to take against Obama" or are you saying "I'm pissed at both parties and this is my way of saying !@$ you all"
I think Paul hands down is the best choice for President.. I think Johnson is the best choice the Libertarian Party could have come up with. And the
Libertarian Party has grown quite rapidly (I'm actually a registered Libertarian)
Sooo.... I don't know.. A Johnson/Paul or Paul/Johnson ticket would be awesome.. but with Pauls estranged relationship with the Libertarian Party
it's never going to happen. Paul did say that he's very focused on "delivering the message" of Libertarianism .. and I think either a vote for
him or Johnson would equally be effective in telling both the Republican Party and the country that "We are Libertarians, we need to be represented"