For those who aren't too fond of either Johnson or Goode, there's also Dean Morstad!Submitted by Lana Lee on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 02:27
Lately there's been a lot of "Johnson Vs. Goode" debate on this site, with some people objecting to Johnson's being pro-choice or Goode's being a foreign policy hawk. Obviously neither of the two is perfect, which explains why folks here differ on which one is better. There's also a smaller contingent who support Stein, too, though her economic philosophy leaves a lot to be desired.
For Minnesotans and Utahns, there may be yet another option, Dean Morstad. He's running as a pure independent and seems to agree with Ron Paul on 90-95% of the issues, including economics, debt, being anti-fractional reserve, foreign policy, etc. He supports a flat tax at first (as long as the debt is still being paid off) but will eventually repeal the 16th Amendment. I especially loved this little bit:
Also, as Corporations are recognized as Persons, Dean believes that the executives of all corporations should receive the same personal conviction and liabilities of the corporations which they serve. If corporations are found guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment, the sentence shall be carried out by the executives of that corporation.
It's too bad Morstad didn't get ballot access in more states. He did get on the ballot in Minnesota and has write-in status in Utah but that's about it, at least for now (not sure when the deadlines are on these things).
Maybe we should reach out to him and try to get him to run as a liberty candidate for House or something in 2014.