Originally posted by jjf3rd77
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by eLPresidente
You are aware that Ron Paul's people are COUNTING on writing him in, right? Because his name will not appear on the ballot. Consider him a write-in
candidate on this poll... Looks pretty grim... 2%
I agree that Gary Johnson is a much better Libertarian choice.
I think they won't rest until Ron Paul's name is up in lights on every single voting booth in the country. That and bolded first on every ballot!
Gary Johnson IS the Libertarian choice. Several of the third parties have some decidedly libertarian ideas, though in various shadings and leanings.
Authoritarianism is slowly giving way to libertarian ideals in an awakened world, though fighting it every inch of the way.
jj, you are very correct!! For another few weeks you are, at least. Until the Republican primary season is over after the Tampa convention later this
month it has been the focus all along to see Ron Paul's name will be on every ballot in every voting booth in the country. Bolded would be a nice
touch but that's really not what we are after, necessarily. - No point deduction taken from your correct statement though -
Fact is, no one knows the plan after that yet. That is a whole new phase going into the general elections. It is on the most focused libertarian minds
that it will be Ron Paul or nobody in November, write-in if necessary but no undecideds. A poll of undecided voters makes for a clumsy but very
pliable poll at this stage, otherwise your OP link indicates Romney might as well throw in the towel.
I probably do fall more in-line with many of Gary Johnson's ideas where I disagree with Paul, but as we all know third-parties stand little chance of
being elected, so voting for him is out of the equation while the Republican nomination is still open. We are not planning on throwing in the towel
one-half minute before the end-of-the last round bell rings.
If you have been paying any attention at all to these forums you would know this is more about an idea than about any particular man. Ron Paul is the
iconic figure of the current libertarian movement and is a current MAJOR-PARTY candidate. For right now and until after the Convention he has our full
support and with every hope and confidence for victory.
After the Primaries
After the primaries will be a whole new strategy. The overall goal is to obtain liberty and get back on course with our American Constitution. I am
not sure anyone knows with any certainty yet what the strategy will be then. Hopefully we proceed to November with Paul as the Republican nominee.
Your link suggests Paul may yet go independent if not nominated. One cannot entirely dismiss the possibility of that but it is not a thought being
considered by the Paul campaign; the primary has the goal of making Paul the Republican nominee, period.
The libertarian movement is facing the mainstream media's new-found interest in third-parties, perhaps as a strategy to water-down the authoritarian
opposition by focusing on liberty-friendly third-party independants. If Dr. Paul will not be active after the primaries the movement may decide to
back a different candidate. It seems much less likely Paul could win the White House as an independent but if he were to make that attempt he would
certainly take the largest percentage of the third-party votes. Remember, your poll was based on undecided voters. Paul supporters are most assuredly
It would be cool if they actually did accomplish this though.
Yes it would.
edit on 1-8-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)