posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 04:33 PM
Originally posted by yeahright
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Seems to me this presents another dilemma. Libertarians draw votes away from Republicans, not Democrats. If Johnson gets even two or three percent,
Obama wins; right?
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Which is ok, if we somehow manage to at least move the needle in the other direction. When I consider Romney vs Obama I see a choice between McDonalds
& Burger King. Irrelevant.
I'd rather at least push in the Libertarian direction even if ever so slightly, rather than vote for one of these manufactured "same as it ever
I consider myself to be a follower of Classical Liberalism
which has unfortunately been
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
I started out a Democrat. My Parents were also Democrats and very Conservative as were most Democrats in that era. The Democrats now are very
different since the Marxist / European Style Socialist fringe took over. JFK was even a supply side economics proponent and his speeches where almost
the same as Reagans. JFK could not run as a Democrat now since his ideology was nearly identical to the current Conservative ideology.
I quit the Party over something that sickened me. The day the assassination attempt on Reagan occurred, I was at a social function with Party
Loyalists. They stood up and applauded the shooter and then criticized him for not being a better shot. That ended it for me. I realized the real
Democrats were no more.
I see Romney as less of a risk than Obama by far. Obama is the first President to ever scare me. I'd hate to see Obama win over a Third Party
Candidate to be honest.
I do like Johnson though so I'm torn. I am a Conservative, but lean Left (in the old school vernacular) on Social issues. Libertarian is not a fit for
Classical Liberalism is simply the Democratic Party of my parents and the one I started out in. I like the term Real Democrats better.
As far as Ventura, his endorsement is not exactly desirable for anyone but a small fringe following.
edit on 6/12/2012 by Blaine91555 because:
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