I'm voting Ron Paul in 2012Submitted by John Ashman - A... on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 18:14
I'm being serious.
Yes, I prefer Gary Johnson by a small margin and believe he could be the future star of the Liberty movement. However, because I want to demonstrate that I'm not the Gary worshiper I am pegged to be, and because I DO think the movement is more important than the person, and because I want to set a good example, I hereby promise that I will vote for Ron Paul if he wins the nomination for the Republican Party OR if he breaks and runs as an independent on the ballot in at least 40 of the 50 states.
If that doesn't happen, rather than throwing my vote away and have it be counted and then discarded, never to make even the news, let alone a contribution, I will have a perfectly guiltless conscience in voting for Gary Johnson.
I feel that being rational and, yes, pragmatic (which means only to respond to reality and facts, not to "compromise" your beliefs) is more important than getting into a pissing contest about who is the better candidate when they are virtually identical in belief and each have their own strengths. Gary has 4 or 5 more election cycles in him, he's in excellent shape, so unless he were to have a heart attack or fall off a mountain or get hit by a car riding his bike, I have plenty of time to vote for him.
That being said, it would be NICE if Michael and the Mod Squad could put a forum subsection together for those of us who ALSO like Gary Johnson and would like to discuss him and also discuss the future of the Liberty movement in peace, harmony and liberty. Maybe instead of the Ron Paul 2012 forum, it could be called the "Daily Freedom Forum" or the "Tomorrow's Liberty Forum, "General Discussion" Forum, or "Daily Liberty Movement Forum", kind of separate but equal. You know, anything similar to that in which we can generally talk about other things rather than Ron Paul 2012, just in case the unfathomable happens. Because it seems there is a forum to discuss Ron Paul the candidate and nowhere to safely discuss the future of the movement.
Ron Paul 2012/Gary Johnson 2012