Should Gary Johnson Step Down and Offer Ron Paul the Top Slot So We All Can Win?Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:09
Regardless of our emotional attachment to the candidates the logic is iron-clad and irrefutable. Ron Paul has a standing offer to be Johnson's VP, according to Lawyers for Paul's Richard Gilbert, but he is not interested. Without Paul on the ticket the Libertarians poll at 1% like always. With Paul on the ticket, who is now polling at 18%, both Paul and Johnson are instantly in the debates. The media smells a possible upset because, no matter how much the try to ignore him, Paul can fill a UCLA-sized stadium with 10,000 people anytime he wants.
The media has its orders to ignore Paul, but they don't like to feel left out.
Now the race is a three-way race with neither side being able to call Paul/Johnson a spoiler because they draw from the conservatives and Obama's defected anti-war left. Those kids at Strauss Stadium are NOT Romney supporters. Without Paul, they'll probably go for Obama.
This question of stepping down should be at the top of Johnson's upcoming town hall. Say Jim Grey, a grown-up and sensible man, likes the logic and is named for future Attorney General.
The Paul/Johnson Revolution grows. Now everyone REALLY wants to know what all the fuss is about, and we spread the word of sound money, the Fed's relationship to wars, ending the bail-outs, and restoring our beloved Constitutional rights.
It would require a meeting of the candidates and the LP national committee to change the batting order "for cause," according to the by-laws. Gary Johnson stepping to on-deck would constitute "cause."
LP registration skyrockets 10,000 percent in one week.
We spend the next four years taking over the Republican Party for a Ron run in 2016. It would be up to Gary if he wants to come along. They will treat us fairly because WE will now be the Republican Party. They can't use the rules against us because WE will be making the rules. If the Neocons hardliners who don't like what has happened to the party do not sit down when they have had their fair say and are interfering with the agenda, we will ask them to leave. If they do not leave, we will have them arrested.