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Ron Paul: Gary Johnson is best alternative for 2012

by George Dance

Two-time presidential contender Ron Paul is neither confirming nor denying that he will run for president a third time in 2012, telling news site The Daily Caller that he hasn't yet made a decision. But he is certain about a couple of things. First, he thinks "there's no doubt" that prospects for a libertarian to win the Republican Party's presidential nomination look better in 2012 than ever. Second, he sees former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson as "the best" alternative should he not run himself.

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Oh. my. God. Don't you have

Oh. my. God. Don't you have anything better to do than to push crap from 2010? Is there so little out there that is favorable to the candidate you want to hoist on Americans that you have to dig through the bowels of the internet? Please, find something productive to do up there in Canada. I'd love to know what the Canadians are doing for liberty on their side of the border.

Blessings )o(

ll making the msm look fair and balanced.

if someone wanted to put people off gary johnson they'd struggle to do as good as job as you ll.

Thanks

for posting this. Keep up the hard work, legalizeliberty. I'm totally impressed by the way you handle yourself with such patience in spelling out the logic for so many dissonant minds on this and such matters. I appreciate your leadership and example. They'll come around soon enough.

LOL...You are really grasping

LOL...You are really grasping at straws and truly desperate if you think your spin is going to convince people to vote for a fraud like Gary.

So let me get this straight? Ron thought Gary was so great that, after he made the comment, he decided to run against him?? Sounds like Ron didn't think Gary was so great after all.

Keep grasping. Gary is 400,000 in debt. That is about a dollar in debt for every vote he going to receive in less than 2 weeks. :)

Write in Ron! :)

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according to LegalizeLiberty the entire Ron Paul 2012 Campaign was just a diversionary tactic to keep Gary Johnson from going viral and winning after all who would of thought Ron would run again in 2012? Duh everyone!

http://www.dailypaul.com/260014/great-new-gary-johnson-tv-ad...

http://www.dailypaul.com/260014/great-new-gary-johnson-tv-ad...

http://www.dailypaul.com/260014/great-new-gary-johnson-tv-ad...

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you are a DUMB ASS legalizeliberty

BAN ME daily paul but legalizeliberty is nothing but a fuckin traitor and has been so since day one.

stop shoving gary down our throats and if that is all you ( a previous moderator here ) and the daily paul wants to do then FUCK OFF

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Coming from you a word traitor

I will carry proudly.

I wish there were more 'traitors' like me and fewer 'activists' like you.

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trust me there are plenty of traitors you can join

i'm sure you already know them plenty

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Really up-to-date article you picked to emphasize your argument.

If Johnson was 1/100th the man Ron Paul is then I would have voted for him. But Johnson's supporters are as illogical as Obama's and Romney's which made me stick with the only qualified candidate that ran in 2012, Ron Paul.

So you imply that what Dr. Ron Paul said in June 2010

is not important?

What Dr. Ron Paul said on the subject of who he thinks is best candidate for president in the 2012 election cycle is NOT important?

You made your choice and you already wrote-in Ron Paul.
Please have the courtesy to allow others to form their own opinions.

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behold...

the truthiness

.
~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Obfuscator

That's all you are, LL, an obfuscator. Mislead, confuse, darken.
Should I post articles of gj endorsing Ron Paul in 2008 but not tell anyone the year in the post and make them find it in the linked article?
If gj supporters have to stoop this low for attention, it just proves to me that gj is NOT worth my time.

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you guys are REALLY sucking for headlines, aren't you?

really, a 2 YEAR OLD article?

get a life, hoser!

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Why are you acting so

Why are you acting so hateful? It doesn't matter if the article is two years old. Johnson's positions have not changed since then and Dr. Paul was very aware of what those stances were! Show some respect for Michael and stop acting so immature!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Actually lots of Johnson's

Actually lots of Johnson's positions have changed since then.

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I'm amazed

at the folks here at the Daily Paul who claim to be "awake" yet cannot seem to make thoughtful decisions based on facts... and instead let their emotions run away with them.

I see no problem whatsoever with the title of this post. It doesn't matter that RP said it two years ago. The facts are that he's not running and that Gary Johnson is...

Ron Paul said Gary Johnson is his next choice if he wasn't up for the nomination. Now Ron Paul did not get the republican nomination - for whatever reason (massive wide-scale fraud and downright treason) - and he's not running independent.

2 + 2 = 4 Ron Paul endorsed Gary Johnson. While I'd really like to see him come out and give the guy a much needed media push... facts are facts. Get emotional all you want. It doesn't change the facts.

Ron Paul did NOT endorse Johnson

The exact 2010 quote is: "I guess the best one would be Johnson from New Mexico -- Gary Johnson." This is not an endorsement.

I like Johnson, and I'm

I like Johnson, and I'm voting for him as soon as my absentee ballot arrives.

But this thread is ridiculous and misleading. The number of people (and I hate to say it, but it's particularly bad on this site) who are convinced, just convinced, that they are in the right -- in this case in supporting Gary Johhnson -- are willing to bend the truth in order to make the world align with their personal views.

I don't mean to pick on you, this is a larger issue than just this post.

Can you explain?

This thread is ridiculous and misleading?

In what way it is ridiculous and misleading?

Dr. Ron Paul does not throw his words to the wind.
Everything Ron Paul says has a very powerful meaning and he is not blabbing silly things to journalists.
He is not a politician -- he never was a politician -- he is a statesman the only true statesman left in America.

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It was misleading because the

It was misleading because the way the information is presented in your post, it makes it seem as though this was news. It is not: it is a two year old comment made before Paul even had a campaign up and running for 2012.

It is now 2012, and Ron Paul has not once said anything about endorsing Johnson. There is no evidence that he thinks Johnson is the best candidate now. I wish it were true (because I do think Johnson is the best choice now), but it's just not.

The election is coming close and this is a website full of Paul supporters. Trying to make it seem like Paul supports a particular candidate in this election when in fact we have no evidence is deceptive.

EDIT: After re-reading I realize that I came across as overly harsh and judgmental. I still think that this post is very misleading, but I apologize for my lack of civility.

This article is very valid today -- let me explain

Imagine if Dr. Paul said something what he said (about GJ in 2010) about Mitt Romney for example.

See my point?
Everyone in the Liberty Movement would dwell on this 24/7 saying that Ron Paul thinks Romney is the best man for the job of POTUS.

The passing time does not matter because we are talking about the same election season the 2012 election.

The fact that Ron Paul chose Gary Johnson as the man he thinks is the best (in case he decides not to run) IS HUGE.
Not Romney not Bachmann...but "the guy from New Mexico".

Dr. Ron Paul rejected endorsing both Romney and Obama.
In many interviews.
He said some very nice things about GJ and to me it's enough.
People can decide for themselves.
I'm just happy I was able to find this little gem from the past and provide another piece of info to help solve the puzzle.

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i don't have time for your useless explanations...

sit down and stfu!

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I see what you're saying

and I apologize for coming across so harshly. I still think that it is misleading to dig this up now so close to the election to make it seem as though Ron Paul supports Johnson in this election, but what difference does it really make what i think? :P

Don't worry about it

I see where you come from.

Truth is I had no idea I would find something like this.
I was actually searching for some video of Johnson from 2010 when I encountered this incredible article.

With less than two weeks before the election day it's good that voting public gets the full picture -- as much information as possible to make a sound judgment.

Anyways I cherish contrary opinions like yours.
It's good to take a look at another point of view.

Good Night!

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I like the post too but...

you could have said in the post or headline this was from 2010.

Trust me

If I mentioned in the headline that it's from 2010 nobody would bother to read the very important content of this article.

On the DP headline often is everything.
Un-atractive headline and the post floats into oblivion.

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You're quoting an article

You're quoting an article from a blog anyone can write for, written in june of this year, quoting an article from **2010**, and talking about the possible alternatives in the *Republican* party, when Johnson was still a Republican and not as offensive.

Talk about desperate.

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You can't fight with the facts

"Asked to name other potential presidential candidates he could support, Paul replied, "I guess the best one would be Johnson from New Mexico -- Gary Johnson."

Article is from June 2010.
So what?

What Dr. Ron Paul said back then is valid today because... good doctor does not change his opinions over time.

Don't try to twist -- deal with the facts of what Dr. Ron Paul actually said.

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Dr. Paul is human,

like everybody else, and he has changed his mind on the death penalty, which is a huge issue. So yes, he does change his mind. The fact is, if he wanted to endorse Gary Johnson now, he would. HE DOESN'T. HE HASN'T.

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With all due respect,

please stop it.

Now you're saying Ron Paul endorsed Gary Johnson before either of them were running for the Republican ticket?

I do applaud your passion.