Romney is losing this election, could letting Gary Johnson in the debates be the hail Mary pass he needs to win?Submitted by truxtonc on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:26
Its appearing evident Romney is about to lose this election and it's also evident that Obama is as unpopular an incumbent that we have had since Jimmy Carter. Maybe its time for Romney to do a hail Mary pass and get Johnson in the debates? The thought I had was that if Gary Johnson was in the debates, which party would he draw the most votes from? I believe he would gain more votes from the Democrats than from the Republicans, this is why. The anti war voters are a large block of votes, both Democrats and independents would side with Johnson on that issue. Since the Republicans have no anti war voters, the loss there is zero. Johnson would appeal to the end the drug war group and to those who are civil liberties voters, which traditionally would tend to side with Democrats, again no loss there for the Republicans. Many younger voters who propelled Obama to a victory in 2008 have not been happy with how Obama has governed, given an option they may vote for Johnson. There again I don't think that will hurt the Republicans either, as their average voter tends to be higher income and mature. In an election this close a few percentages can make the difference between winning and losing. If Romney wants to win, and I have my doubts if he does, he would be wise to get Gary Johnson in the debates to out flank Obama and go for a hail Mary pass, whats he have to lose?
PS I'm not a Romney supporter, so don't beat me up too bad, I just thought I would put this out for discussion.