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The Blaze:‘$100 Million Question’ for Romney: Will He Do What It Takes to Win Over Libertarians in 2012?

The Blaze: For Mitt Romney to have a better chance of surpassing the still small lead President Barack Obama holds in general election polling, he’ll likely need the support of the growing block of libertarian and libertarian-leaning voters.

But the question remains whether Romney can or will present the arguments necessary to appeal to undecided libertarians and supporters of former Republican candidate Ron Paul, and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson; the former two-term Republican Governor of New Mexico who left the GOP presidential primary to run as a Libertarian last December.

“It’s the 100 million dollar question” Matt Welch, editor-in-chief of the influential libertarian magazine Reason, told TheBlaze by phone last week when asked how libertarians and Ron Paul supporters will take to Romney and the GOP going into elections this November.”If you ask small ‘l’ and big ‘L’ libertarians I think you’ll get different answers.”

Welch notes that it is hard to pinpoint the direction of the American libertarian vote in 2012 because there are several different factions based on ideological leanings and demographics among those who identify as libertarian or have libertarian-leanings. Welch speculated that “among those who supported Ron Paul, I don‘t think you’ll get a majority to vote for Mitt Romney.”

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we are about 50 days

away from the election and Mittwitt is still throwing red meat to his base trying to get them to vote for him and they are wondering if he can corral the libertarians? ROFL. Rmoney is going to lose to a horrible incumbant. How embarrassing for Rmoney and the delusional GOP.

LoL @ Mitt

getting the libertarian vote... Are these guys delusional?!

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

There's nothing he can say ...

.. but I might consider voting if he polished the chrome wheels on my car.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln


Did he start in 1970? Or october 2012?

Who becomes President is decided in back room deals.

The Rest is all just a distraction...or part of some blame game strategy.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Short of dropping out and

Short of dropping out and endorcing Ron Paul in his place.... NOTHING!

I have two words for Romney and his supporters... 4-Q!

Turn off the TV Propaganda.
Find out what's really going on!
"Your portal to reality!"

Him and the Gop Have Alread Done What It Takes;

that is, To Lose ALL Support From Any Of Us, "FOREVER"


All I know is

What they (GOP & Romney) did to Ron Paul, his delegates and supporters was evil. Glenn Beck played and continues to play a part in it.

Their latest tactic of trying to 'Shame' us into voting for Romney is just further validating my decision that they all can kiss it.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Do what it takes Mitt Romney

Debate Gary Johnson

Scores of Libertarians and independents will tune in to watch - most wouldn't miss it for all the tea in China. You will have their ear for 2 hours and a chance to earn their vote.

mitt wont win anyway, we all

mitt wont win anyway, we all know this from the past polls before he was nominee. Its real sad that this country is not gonna go anywhere except more into a downward spiral. With the QE3 announcement it is for sure America is going to collapse and most likely a false flag will happen after the election.

There is nothing we can do except shake our heads and have tears coming out our eyes.

God Bless America & Thank you Dr. Paul we all love you.


Spent the day misquoting Paul, and praising Romney to try and sway Paul supporters.

The Blaze is Beck's start up, isn't it!


He'll tell whatever lie to win them over. Sorry Mitt. That only works on people who don't think. Libertarians tend to do that... thinking stuff.

$100 Million? Ha! More like one dollar.

No chance Romney will not win over libertarians.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.


There is nothing he can do to win over the libertarian voter. He has already shown he's a liar and nothing that comes out of his mouth has any value.

Gentlemen, come now, lets be

Gentlemen, come now, lets be open minded. There are still lots of things Romney can still do to win over the Libertarian vote.

He can drop out of the race, endorse Ron Paul, plead guilty to 51 counts of election fraud. Once in the federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison, he can write a book appologising for being a flip-flopping bankster shill working for the central banking empire, donate all profits to the Ron Paul campaign. Last, he can go live on TV and tell all of his fans that he can't believe how freaking stupid they are for falling for a guy like him... AGAIN.

Once this is done, I will glady vote Mitt Romney as president of the prison glee club and send him cookies.

Yay Mitt! Mitt for prison glee club press 2012!

That sounds reasonable.

Do it Mitt!

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Post of

the year.


dood that just made me snarf yo!

Answer: No. Move on.


There is a major error in

There is a major error in this article: "undecided libertarians". There is no such thing as an undecided libertarian, because we made a decision not to support an 'establishment candidate' the moment we became libertarian. If we weren't won over by the bullsh*t that proceeds forth from Obama's mouth, no amount of the same is going to win us over if it comes from Romney's mouth. The direction of our vote isn't going to either side (at least not the majority of us), because we are all staying home, which I believe is exactly what you Rebuplicans have been wanting us to do. NOW they want to try to win us over LMAO

damn! I clicked on THE BLAZE

shoot. I didn't want to honor them with a hit.

Don't visit The Blaze.com

I'm sure Glen Beck gets advertising money for the the number of hits the website.

We don't want that bozo to get anymore money.

The best way to get back at Beck, Limbaugh & Hannity is to ignore them. They make money by being in the spot light. Ignore them and the sponsors will fade away.

I turned Beck on today (big mistake)

and he was ripping into Ron Paul supporters for not getting behind Mitt. He played some tape of Mitt reciting a conversation he had with one of his buddies (a former head of Goldman Sachs, lol) and he was saying some real softball criticisms of the Fed. Then Beck as aghast at how we weren't tripping over ourselves to vote for Mitt. Mitt's word isn't exactly worth a whole lot, sorry to say Glen.

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

$100 million you say? Let me get my abacus.

$100 @ $1 per vote. [Flip abacus beads around & around.]

Yup, it can be done. [Flip abacus up-side-down. Careful to keep beads in place.]

Seems even if the votes are flipped.... Seems that kind of paper-money can buy the whole dang election & some deli sandwiches to boot!

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Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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How you steer your riverboat, work your abacus, and type at the same time remains a mystery to me. Kudos on your multitasking ability.

I'm surprised they haven't imposed a "abacusing and driving" penalty on the Mississippi.



All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him. -- Sun Tzu

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Will He Do What It Takes to Win Over Libertarians? No, he won't.

Romney will not not admit that he and the RNC schemed to steal the nomination away from Ron Paul. Ron Paul will not be made the rightful recipient of this nomination after it's taken away from Romney.

I just don't think that this will happen. That is the only way to win over the libertarians, IMO. lol

Yup. Right on schedule....

Step 1: CHECK
FAKE-TEA GOP Freedomworks/Kibbe/Armey to CO-OPT most of the tea party and corral the naive cattle INTO THE REPUBLICAN PEN.

Step 2: CHECK
FAKE-conservative/libertarian Beck/Blaze FALSELY position themselves as "alt" and "truthful" media. Help Freedomworks CO-OPT the tea party and corral the naive cattle INTO THE REPUBLICAN PEN.

Step 3: CHECK
2010 - FAKE-TEA GOP Freedomworks/Kibbe/Armey/Beck manipulate the neutered, declawed, CO-OPTED tea party into voting for MORE REPUBLICANS to GROW THE GOVERNMENT.

Step 4: CHECK
2012 - FAKE-conservative/libertarian Beck/Blaze, FAKE-TEA GOP Freedomworks, FOX, Clearchannel, Hannity, Levin, Oreilly, Rush, Medved, FAKE-TEA GOP Loesch and other assorted REPUBLICAN operatives WORK TOGETHER TO BURY RON PAUL'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN for the Establishment-selected (Romney) leftist, who's selected TO LOSE!

Step 5: CHECK (this is where we are at right now)
FAKE-conservative, FAKE-tea, FAKE-libertarian REPUBLICAN operatives WORK TOGETHER to condition America for a possible Obama win (by design), by citing "polls" and suggesting Paul supporters are the problem.

Step 6:
After Romney loses (by design)... CONDUCT THE MOST RUTHLESS, DIRTIEST, DEMONIZING CAMPAIGN IN AMERICAN HISTORY against Ron Paul supporters, for "reelecting Obama, by not voting Romney," thus shifting blame FROM themselves to RP people, for a loss THAT THEY THEMSELVES ORCHESTRATED!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

So if romney Flip Flops

So if romney flip flops and tells me what I 'want' to hear, he and the rnc believe that I will say; Oh, ok, I guess I will vote for you.

But even if he promises never to flip flop again, which we all know he is incapable of, HE IS STILL A NWO SOCIALIST, according to his voting record.


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Long answer:

Only the stupid ones, short answer: HELL NO. I dunno, perhaps I should not answer the question because I am not a libertarian. I agree with the philosophy, but that same philosophy says we should not see people in groups. The Libertarian party has all the makings to turn it into a mainstream establishment party, TOP DOWN (oh, it already is top down, that's why they cannot get off the ground.)

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James