FAKE letter from Gary Johnson to Dr. PaulSubmitted by phantasm on Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:18
Dear Dr. Ron Paul,
I congratulate you on your incredible run for the Presidential Nomination in the Republican Party Primaries. You made it much further than I did, and also stood a real chance of taking the prize if there would have been honest men and women counting the votes. I understand that there is some word of you considering a 3rd party run for Presidency. I have asked previously that you endorse me for the Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States. After hearing that you may be considering a 3rd party run, I politely withdraw my request. In place of that request, I submit to you a proposition that I hope you might consider:
The Libertarian Party has made me its Presidential candidate and as you know the Vice Presidential Candidate has already been selected. I humbly try to be an honest man and I therefore cannot deny the Libertarian Party their chosen candidates, although I know some have suggested that I do so. The Libertarian Party has widespread ballot access and as you know it is the best place for a 3rd party run at this late hour. As I was weighing this crisis and considering the terrible loss of momentum that the Liberty movement would suffer if your campaign ended or moved 3rd party without ballot access, I was struck by an insight and possibly the best solution to our Country's problems right now. There are times when it makes sense for good and honest men and women to stand together; When small windows of opportunity arise where if correct action is taken, the entire course of history can change.
While the Republicans and Democrats cannot appoint honest people to cabinet positions or even make bold moves with these positions prior to the election, I can. I have formed a strategy and I will assemble a Liberty Cabinet that will represent the finest thinkers in a first of a kind move to appoint the brightest and best of the nation to this most important task of restoring Liberty to our Republic. I would ask you to join me in my efforts.
First you may choose any cabinet position in which you feel you would be most effective, it is yours. Next, we will need to assemble a team of Liberty Minded people to serve in the other cabinet and advisory positions. If you joined our ticket, the surge it would bring the Libertarians would put us over the 15% polling required to get us in the debates, so you would need to lead the charge in assembling the team. As soon as the team is constructed, the selected cabinet members and advisers will be responsible for putting together the first comprehensive plan to save our nation. We will need to work harder than everyone else, but we will be the first ticket in modern history to "earn" the vote of American citizens by providing an actual road map back to the constitution, and toward freedom and prosperity.
As you know at this point it is unlikely that either of us will succeed in effecting immediate change in this country unless we work together. I know you have felt the heavy hand of corruption in the Republican Primaries and I am sorry for that. However, together and with the aid of other Liberty minded men and women we could do the impossible and return control of this great nation back to the American people to whom it rightfully belongs.
(The above is fake, but it is my hope that the two would join forces in some way. Like it or not, it is the only way to victory.)