48 votes

Ron Paul Suggests He's Voting for Gary Johnson

BuzzFeed: In a Fox News interview, Ron Paul suggests he could be voting for Gary Johnson. He basically rules out both Romney and Obama, and then goes on to say there's a third option on the ballot in enough states to actually have the potential to win the election. It seems to me he is suggesting he supports Gary Johnson without explicitly saying it.

Of course, in the full-length video, he also affirms that supporters of the Freedom Movement are very individualistic and will all make up there own minds. As much as I would love to hear Ron Paul say explicitly who he's voting for, I do applaud is intentions to have us all make up our minds for ourselves.

Quote:

"I obviously haven't announced in support for Romney, so that means that's very unlikely," Paul said. "And I don't think anybody think's I'm going to vote for Obama. So it's back to that frustration level in not seeing a dramatic choice in how the system works."

Full story at: BuzzFeed




Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

so why are you voting for

so why are you voting for Romney. Ron Paul is not voting for Romney.

Ron Paul is not my dictator

I am not voting FOR Romney. Romney is getting my vote for several reasons.

First, Because I signed a loyalty oath to get my committee seat, which states under section C. REMOVAL, Not supporting the Republican Party nominee. I don't want to lose the seat I worked very hard to get. I took that seat to become a credential delegate for Ron Paul. I acheieved that, and even though my county placed third in votes for Ron Paul, something the campaign didn't expect (San Fransisco was first, Santa Cruz second, and Mendo third, my district was first, and I was team leader for Mendo, Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte) Romney won the election. The delegates from Mendo did not go to the RNC. I polled four voting places, I questioned the Registrar.. so this has been a hard long battle with a lot of losses, but it's nothing by comparison to the battle of working to get open debates and ballots as a Libertarian and an Indy.. so this committee in a major party is a new opportunity that I don't want the Neocon pushing me out because I'm not keeping the loyalty oath I signed to become a delegate.

They can force me to support Romney, but I can force them to keep the loyalty oath we all signed to the constitution. THAT is the ace in the hole. I would LOVE to impeach Romney. So I'm in this fight and Romney has my vote, but not my LOVE. I fully intend to hold the GOP accountable and to change the GOP and I am NOT alone. I'm not the only one on my committee.

Second, Obama does not deserve to win and I don't believe another four years of Obama is better that four years of Romney. There are many of us, New Blood in the GOP who have no problem impeaching Romney to make history.

third, My ballot is sent to me in two envelopes, one that I must sign. It is mailed to the county clerk, who knows me. How hard is it for them to open the evelope, see the signed evnvelope, open that and not look at how I voted? I can drop the ballot off at my polling place, run my the treasurer of my committee. How hard is it for them to open my signed envelope and see how I voted? Do I want to take that chance? No, I do not. It's not worth it. CA is a blue state, chances are Obama will get the electoral college from here.. maybe not. So many people don't like Obama I don't think we're going to see a big voter turn out. Many of the issues on the ballot are confusing to people, and the information is conveluted, way over most people's heads. I've been studing the issues with my committee and beyond.

So my Romney vote is FOR Ron Paul Republicans like me who can appreciate the power the party gets by having a Republican president, even if none of us agree with HIS agenda, we remain in the GOP to continue to fight FOR liberty IN A MAJOR PARTY.

Did you join the GOP? Did you become a national delegate? Did you take a committee seat to become credentialed? Are you voting NO to unconstitutional issues? Are you fighting the GOP? Or did you run away to slam everything because they lied, they cheated, they stole, they hate us, they don't want us.. and it's easier for you to run away and complain than to stay and continue to fight?

Finally, there is no one on the ballot FOR me. I wouldn't vote GJ. Ron Paul will not be announced whether he is a legitimate write-in candidate until Oct 26TH, and I sincerely doubt he will be a write-in.

People give a lot of personal information to the government when they register to vote that anyone can buy. You sell out when you register to vote, and if you don't get representation.. you've got to be a fool to register to vote and then not get the representation you want.

I'm voting Romney despite Romney.

I wish I could vote this 400x

I wish I could vote this 400x and put it on the front page as a permanent a banner until the election.

The only problem with that is...

Write in candidates have to register with most states. So, I would check to see if it works in your particular state.

exactly, plus folks can

exactly, plus folks can invalidate all their votes from local,state.
people better think or they are wasting their own time.
better hope ron paul is certified. if not . you could invalidate your whole ballot. dnc/rnc will love you because they can invalidate your whole ballot if you mark your ballot and writing in an un-certified candidate= throw your whole ballot away. Think they will not? good luck. might as well stay home and vote on sims/ps3 where it might count.

the ron paul purists ae so blinded. they will probably invalidate every vote on their ballot. If your not writing in a certified candidate. You are basically defacing your ballot. which many districts,counties and states will invalidate, have fun gambling folks.

Ron Paul 2016

This has me troubled

I too believe he will be voting for GJ but unlike last year he will not come out and say it. Why? Is he afraid it will hurt Rand in some way?
Since when was Has RP ever been reluctant to come right out and say what he believes. Its almost like he has a gag order.

I Don't like this at all!

Because Chuck Baldwin was

Because Chuck Baldwin was actually a good candidate, unlike Garry Johnson.

Last time, the Libertarian party ran Bob Barr, which was also an establishment candidate.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Fanatic

your bunghole is open again......RP will be voting GJ while you write RP in....hows THAT for ass backwards....

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I'm writing in Dr. Paul

But when the s--t-for-brains pollsters call, I tell them I'm voting for Jill Stein.

I even recently read that she's been on the ballot opposed to Mittens before--for Mass. gov in 2002. Ha!

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Read between the lines folks

Ron will be voting for Gary Johnson ! Now i understand that he wont just come out and say it and i'm quite sure the Johnson haters are happy for that because now they can continue to say he wont be voting for Johnson as they are doing in this thread!
These are the same type folks that kept clinging to the possibility of some super top secret strategy going on after Paul's campaign announced they couldn't win. It went on for months because it wasn't Ron Paul that said it himself. The Johnson haters will keep repeating themselves until they actually hear RP say it which probably will never happen so they will continue with the childish fanatic BS ......

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Reading between the lines and

Reading between the lines and the spirit.

""Ron will be..! Now i understand that he wont just come out and say it and i'm quite sure the Johnson haters are happy for that because now they can continue to say he wont .. It went on for months because it wasn't Ron Paul that said it himself. The Johnson haters will keep repeating themselves until they actually hear RP say it which probably will never happen so they will continue with the childish fanatic BS ......""

There is absolutely no difference between this message and the ones heard for the last year. Just change the names, and it is the same spirit.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Perhaps why Johnson isn't getting my vote

Besides the numerous posters below on this thread that said they don't appreciate the logical errors and manipulation on this post and thread by some - THE EXACT SAME STYLE AS OUR ENEMIES ELSEWHERE, I want to recall something.

A lot of those who were at the Rally in Tampa recall that Johnson sent in a bunch of skimpily clad women with t-shirts that said I'm voting for Johnson, etc on them. Really low class a lot of posters said.

I just wanted to note while I was sitting with my family, someone also sent in a bunch of people that were staged around the stadium to shout "There is no God"*1 at the same time. One of them came in just before shouting that - right behind my handicapped brother - he looked like a street person and came in right before. The other shouts all seemed to come from exit points around the stadium on the same level. It seems similar to the t-shirt stunt, and I wanted to mention it.

That is why I won't and will never vote for Johnson.

*1 Meanwhile, the person sitting next to me was a Christian, who I ended up discussing globalism and Biblical prophecy with. That someone pays people to come in and be disruptive is sad. But that is what we deal with nowadays.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Come ON guys.... you're missing the obvious!

Ron *CANNOT* endorse somebody specific.

Ron *CANNOT* say who he is going to vote for.

To do either would completely undermine everything he's done this cycle. The media would totally blast him with "SEE! He was a GOP saboteur all along!!!" Rand would take massive amounts of flak. The GOP would have further ammo to invalidate the state-level positions that Paul supporters have won.

Ron knows that we have a clue. He's dropping hints for us to vote either Gary (or maybe Virgil), and he's trying to get other people to realize that if they're frustrated they do have other options besides Obamney.

He's obviously not voting for himself, so I would suggest we follow his lead.

He's obviously not leaning

He's obviously not leaning one direction or another.

Ron Paul endorsed Chuck

Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution party last time.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Ron didn't have the eyeballs on him like he does now.

He CANNOT endorse with how far he's come. Ron Paul's current status, and Rand's, is FAR different now that it was in 2008.

not have been here

It's obvious you weren't here in 2008 or 1988.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Why?

Was he getting more media coverage then?

No, he didn't.

No, he didn't.

He most certainly did

I voted for Chuck because he loves the Lord and he loves the constitution.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I meant he didn't endorse gj

I meant he didn't endorse gj

There seems

to be some cross referencing going on in this thread. There are two separate instances. one a while back when Ron said he loved Gary and people should take a look and then this most recent video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89YfyxEZmKE&feature=g-all-u

Ron does seem to lead toward Johnson but he also said, if you listen carefully that the outcome will not change no matter who you vote for.

In any case I have made my OWN decision and I am voting for Johnson. There are several different protest votes that we can take. Pick yours and be content with the choice of others.

Sustainability: http://www.compostforsale.net

I hope this settles some of

I hope this settles some of the splitting we have had. Ron Paul is the man... however, he isn't the strategic choice for Liberty.

I know alot of you feel like it's Ron Paul or nothing... but the fact is, he won't live forever and he is going to retire at the end of his Senate seat. So, are you going to let all this momentum die because you are not willing to campaign for anyone else? That's suicide.

Gary Johnson is clearly the best choice AT THIS POINT for our Liberty movement. And to be perfectly clear, if we all voted for him - he might actually win!! And even if he didn't and we all voted for him, think of 2016!!!! He would be even more popular because you know there are sheeple who are just waiting for him to become "electable". Who is with me?

Voting For Gary Johnson

I agree that Ron Paul did not and will not come out and say who he is voting for. He is an honorable man and feels that if he was to say, he would have undo influence on many of his supporters, therefore, he will stay silent in order to allow his supporters to decide on their own.
He did however say that "Gary Johnson is wonderful" when asked on John Stossel's show what he thought about Gary Johnson. Also, bringing him up on Fox shows that he has some regard for him. Still, everyone needs to make up their own mind, I have decided to vote for Johnson as I do not want to take the chance that the RNC will somehow take my write in vote for Ron Paul and give it to Romney. Now, don't tell me they cannot do that, just look at the primary. I do not agree with all that Johnson is about, but I am for quite a bit and I believe he is a better choice than Romney or Obama and he is on enough ballots right now that he would have a chance at winning if enough people were to wake up (wishful thinking).

Ron Paul did NOT Suggest he would vote for G.J.

No he does not. I am so sick of people trying to back him into a corner to admit something like that. He has said Gary Johnson deserves a look but he has NOT suggested that is who he is voting for. I wish people would stop it!

I'm 100% with you on that

I'm 100% with you on that one.

Ron Paul

will probably write in "Ron Paul" since he is the only person who is truly in-line with his views :)

You mean, the only politician that's fully in line

with his views... There's millions of us in the US and in the world that are fully in line. It's not that difficult since it is philosophically consistent...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

The title is a lie.

From the article:

"It seems to me he is suggesting he supports Gary Johnson without explicitly saying it."

Ron Paul did not suggest he's voting for Johnson. That was just the opinion of the author of the article, therefore meaningless and untrue. You took the authors opinion and made an untruthful sensationalistic title out of it to make it appear as if Ron Paul really did suggest he's voting for Gary Johnson. That did not happen. You turn more people off to your cause by lying than you gain. Don't make things up please, it's unbecoming of a liberty advocate and a DP member.

It is not a lie

"There are other people who are technically capable of winning because they're on a lot of ballots," Paul said, to which his interviewer said "Like Gary Johnson, for example."

"Yeah," Paul said.

There is no one else he could be talking about!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
track