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The logical solution to the Gary Johnson issue.

If anyone knows Gary Johnson, please extend my personal invitation to him to rejoin the Republican Party. For some reason, hundreds of thousands of liberty loving citizens have spent the last few years attempting to take over and redefine the party. I can’t quite recall who started this R3VOLUTION, but it has been working as well as anyone could have expected. I myself was even a delegate to my state convention, where I helped elect a liberty loving delegate from my district to the national convention in Tampa, FL, as well as several more at large delegates. In other states, liberty minded citizens have done the same. They have even won GOP chairman positions, precinct committeeman positions, as well as higher offices in the House and the Senate.
All in all, I’d say that the plan to drastically transform the Republican Party has gone extremely well. If I were a betting man, I’d say in 2 years, we will be neck and neck with the establishment, and in 4 years, it is likely that the liberty movement will have a very real chance at nominating a true Constitutional Conservative to run against the Democrats in 2016.
Having said that, let me express my deepest respect for Gary Johnson and the work he has done. I would be truly honored to vote for him for this nation’s highest office in 2016. While Mr. Johnson is currently running his own campaign for the Libertarian Party for the 2012 election, the majority of the liberty minded voters who are most likely to agree with his platform, are currently in the process of reshaping the Republican platform. If only we could bring these two together.
You know, this situation reminds me of something similar that happened nearly 25 years ago when another champion of liberty ran for POTUS as a Libertarian. I believe the fellow’s name was Ron Paul. He didn’t get the support he needed to win the election, but he did start a movement which would later grow into a revolution. Dr. Paul decided later on that taking his revolution through the Republican Party would be the most effective way of really achieving the changes he felt the country needed. Fast forward some years later, and now that decades old plan is really starting to take root.
I have taken it upon myself to get involved in this party because I want those same changes. The plan in place for many years has been to get involved in the Republican Party so that like-minded individuals will have the infrastructure and influence of one of the two largest parties when it comes time for local, state, and national elections. I don’t know who will be the torch bearer for our movement in 2016, but Mr. Johnson has done as much as any other to earn that right. However, I’m afraid his name won’t be in consideration if he is still outside the mainstream of the liberty movement, and running as a Libertarian is certainly outside the mainstream of this movement.
With that said, I’ll repeat my earlier request for anyone who knows Mr. Johnson personally to welcome him back to the Republican Party. Just imagine a primary season with 5 or 6 true Constitutionalists battling for the Republican nomination. I have little doubt about Gary Johnson’s conservative credentials. I have little doubt about the effectiveness of the liberty movements plan to transform the Republican Party. I also have little doubt that Gary Johnson’s only chance to truly lead the liberty movement and the nation is to return to the Republican Party.

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I just saw this though......

"His advisers say he already is planning another presidential run in 2016.

"Gary is an endurance athlete. He has competed in over 30 marathons and triathlons," said Ron Nielson, Johnson's political strategist since 1993. "He understands the concept of the long haul. You just keep going.""

That is great news.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

I like Gary

but can we stop with the GJ threads until after Tampa?

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Okay, it's after Tampa,

Anyone want to get ahold of Gary and welcome him back to the Republican party?

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Gary isn't a flip flopper.

Gary isn't a flip flopper. He made the decision to leave, he's not going to run back to it like some might.

For one thing, he is pro-choice. The ONLY reason Ron Paul is tolerated within the Republican Party is that he is anti-abortion.

It's just not a good fit. He would have a better time becoming a Democrat and Democrats are pro-government like Republicans are pro-life.

He wIll help build the Libertarian Party this election cycle. What he does after that is unknown. He may attempt another run if he is unsuccessful and build the party through persistence, switch to be a Ron Paul type spokesperson for the general liberty movement, or retire completely and go climb another mountain.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

My solution

President Ron Paul!You will not divide us!

just don't like gary

i don't know what it is about him... i feel like he just repeats the word libertarian over and over but never says anything of actual substance. ron paul is all substance. without ron paul, politics is dead to me. also, listening to johnson talk, he'll just get drowned out in the debates and isn't capable of out-witting obamney. all he brings to the table is his usual boring, robotic rhetoric. good luck to him, but his ppl need to stop trolling this site.

And how many years

do you think it will take to reinvent the wheel, and build the platform. Drs Paul are working in a system that is already in place.

22 years.

That's about how long it took RP from the time he ran as a Libertarian to the time where we are now about to take over the GOP

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Better idea...

Would have been Ron Paul running as a Libertarian. That is the mistake Ron Paul made. 2 Libertarians with different strategies would be so much better than trying to fix the GOP, which has done nothing but try and stop Ron Paul. I will stick with the Libertarian candidate named GJ. Thanks.


How many of us do you thing there are? If our numbers were big enough to do anything through the Libertarian party, then we wouldn't have gotten our butts handed to us in the REpublican primary this year. The power of the Republican party, sad as it is, is that there are tens of millions of people who will vote republican even though they don't pay that much attention. We simply aren't going to get tens of millions of people to vote third party. It's just not going to happen.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

That's short term thinking.

That's short term thinking. This r3volutions going to take awhile.