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Gary Johnson Please Call a Special Convention, Save Our Country: Paul-Johnson Libertarian Ticket

In the movie with Anthony Quinn, The Lion of the Desert, old Bedouin guerrilla leader Quinn and his men are escaping after a successful ambush of a German armored column, when Quinn's horse is shot out from under him. Another tribesman pulls up and Quinn mounts double. Then the young fighter dismounts, leaving Quinn with the horse.

Quinn says what are you doing? There is plenty of room for both of us. The young fighter knows the horse can gallop much faster with one rider, and with the Germans approaching in hot pursuit, smacks the horse and the horse gallops off. It means certain capture and death for the young man.

Quinn is the crafty desert fighter, and Imam of his tribe, who inflicts defeat after defeat upon the German invaders. The young man tells him: "You MUST live!"

Mr. Johnson I am not sure what this story has to do with my request, but this is what came to mind. You have won the top of the Libertarian ticket and you won it well, sir. I will most probably, however, write-in Ron Paul. It is not in me to do anything else, come hell or high-water. My mind is made up. But I have an idea for how we can all still save our country.

As we know, this is no hyperbole. The Chinese credit card will stop soon, and people may see things they hoped they would never see in their lifetimes. Ron Paul is the only president who can guide us through the terrible times to come, and give the world confidence that America is back on the right track. We were already $16 trillion in debt before, making the ratio of our yearly federal budget to long-term debt at least 1 to 4.

We have just learned, as a result of a partial Federal Reserve audit, that another $16 trillion in bank bail-out obligations have been created. This is in addition to the projected, worst case scenario of the bail-outs of recent years coming to $23 trillion, warned of by the truth-teller former Special Inspector for the TARP bail-outs, Neil Barofsky. Of course Mr. Barofsky was forced out of his job.

It does not require an accountant, mathematician, or even an economist to know that something very bad is going to happen in America. And when it happens, only Ron Paul has the nerve and steady hand to guide us as the ship lists and takes on water.

When store shelves are stripped, when the lights go out, when society is hungry and people are reduced to merely guarding their property with guns, life becomes very rudimentary and brutal. Gangs go house to house looking for something to eat. They don't care if you shoot them. They are already starving.

The military, secure in its own food stores and unopposable force, guards property, and their own families. The logic of social breakdown is harsh and certain.

Perhaps we can still avoid this. Ron Paul is the only candidate who understands what is coming, and has been trying to warn us of it. Now many of us believe. The talking heads and disinfo artists who today mock and call such talk nuts will be nowhere to be found if, and when it happens. We will not be able to ask them "what about this? You said it was 'looney talk.'" They will simply have disappeared.

Mr. Johnson, please make room on that horse for Ron Paul. It is vital that he ride, to continue the fight. You will be a hero to all of us.

With Dr. Paul at the reigns, the old and honorable Libertarian Party would have a real chance at winning. The shabby treatment at the RNC only spread his message even further. The movement swells even in defeat.

In the Lion of the Desert the young man who saved Quinn was hung at dawn by the Germans. But only after the German general ordered that he be treated respectfully and given every consideration. Even he was an admirer of his courage, and the clarity of his thinking. The Germans met with many more defeats, and were never able to subdue the Bedouins. Fortunately, in this circumstance, no such dire choices are required. The Libertarian Party horse rides two.

Please ride with Dr. Paul, Mr. Johnson. Ride. They're coming.

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GOP debate #1: "For VP, I'd choose Ron Paul." -- Johnson

GOP debate #1: "For VP, I'd choose Ron Paul." -- Johnson

From the very first debate, Mr. Johnson made it crystal clear HE was running for President and wasn't going to play second fiddle for anyone.

He identified Dr. Paul as his preferred choice for VP, the only one of eight debaters to choose a fellow challenger as a running mate.

It implied deferential respect to the Doctor, but clearly positioned him to the second-place slot regardless of what happened.

Johnson secured the LP nomination. He will not be giving it up.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Ron Paul VP would be just fine. Dick Cheney (making the sign of

the cross now) invented the virtual co-presidency. We can have a good one for once. A Libertarian even coming close to the Oval Office would be utterly revolutionary.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali



"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I'll play

this will be the only way Johnson will ever see the oval office,period.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Read the LP rules which are actually followed.

No special convention is required, only a vote from the LP committee set up to handle vacancies. I would love to see this, but it would require a meeting between RP, GJ and Jim Gray. I would love to see this ticket and the merger of their budget plans, we'd be running a huge surplus the first year.

This is wonderful. Does anyone have contact with the Johnson

campaign who could ask Gary if he would consider the idea? My God this would be a cannon shot which would reverberate around the world within minutes. It's really almost unavoidable logic. With Ron Paul as either VP or top of ticket, Johnson is instantly in the big time. Even VP would be good since Cheney created the virtual co-presidency. Without it Johnson just gets just enough votes to take the blame for putting Obama back in. With Paul he becomes a true third option with a potential for 25% of the vote coming out of the gate. Paul draws the anti-war vote so they can't say it was at the expense of Romney, and Paul voters would now not vote Romney if he was the last living man on Earth. They are just going to write in Ron Paul.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Gary needs to stay on the lib ticket.

Ron could be a great adviser. IMHO Ron is ready to retire from the public sector, but willing to help others that want to fight the fight for liberty and freedom.
Let's all work for liberty and support Johnson. Please!

Formerly rprevolutionist

Johnson's foreign policy

is no better than Rombama. We're talking about the guy who supports "humanitarian wars" and was all for going after Kony. Sorry, if this is the best the Libertarian party has to offer, they do not deserve my vote.

Come November, I will be writing in Ron Paul.

I think with Ron Paul as VP in a virtual co-presidency

arrangement, which none other than Dick Cheney pioneered, our foreign policy would not go astray. A Gary Johnson- Ron Paul ticket would immediately be on the radar screen, with even more Republicans defecting to Ron Paul. I know of up to 40 Republicans in one extended family who now say they would NEVER vote for Romney, after this week's show of fascism, and they weren't for Ron Paul before. The iron is hot. It may never be this hot again.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

He could stay on as VP afer performing this magnificant

and selfless act, which would give the Libertarian ticket a real chance to win the election. Otherwise he cannot win anyway, so I will write-in Dr. Ron Paul. Period.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Ron Paul would decline, I think.

So I will be backing Gary Johnson in any and all ways that I can.

Formerly rprevolutionist

I don't think he would decline. The stakes are too high.

The sale of luxury bunkers is up 1,000% and the big money is fleeing offshore by the trillions. By the time life becomes truly unbearable I'll be dead. This is for my children and grandchildren. I will not see them fighting off roving, starving gangs.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali