The more good candidates, the worse the bad candidates look.Submitted by Benjamin Vander Jagt on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 17:43
Maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't we all be clamoring and protesting about the complete absence of Gary Johnson from the debates? I know we have a lot of liberty-leaning supporters, and we have a lot of impact in the news when we work together.
Now that Paul is firmly placed at #3 with double-digit polling, shouldn't we be trying to get Johnson in the debates so that the two of them can further contrast the difference between retro-conservatives and neo-conservatives?
We shouldn't start voting for Johnson in polls if we don't completely agree with him, but his name recognition is very low.
Having Johnson on the stage will effectively double the air-time of the liberty message. The key to getting a retro-conservative in office is to change minds by spreading the message of small-government.
Do you all agree?
Is this something we should do?
Is this something we can do? How?
I consider Bill Redpath to be a friend of mine. He has been the chairman or treasurer of the Libertarian Party for decades. He has run for national office several times. He's a legend in the Libertarian Party when it comes to achieving ballot access. He strongly supports Paul, but he's spending much time and effort to help Gary Johnson with ballot access, and he's sending letters to the news networks about his glaring absence from the debates. This woke me up. Now it's going to bug me unless we fix this media blackout.