Gary Johnson counting on Ron Paul's backers to SwitchSubmitted by stu2002 on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 18:30
Libertarian presidential candidate and would-be spoiler Gary Johnson smoked out new campaign cash here this week.
But his hopes are just a pipe dream unless he wins over Republican voters loyal to never-say-quit candidate Ron Paul.
"Hundreds" of Republicans have promised Johnson they will switch his way if the Republican National Convention nominates Mitt Romney on Aug. 30, Johnson said Thursday.
"That's hundreds telling me personally, which means how many more?" Johnson said during a six-day Texas campaign swing.
He predicted a "gigantic influx" of support after Romney is nominated.
"People are holding out hope for Ron," said Johnson, a former New Mexico governor.
"After that, who represents Ron's voice best? Romney? Or me?"
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