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Guardian: Obama faces stiff task to blunt Gary Johnson's challenge in Colorado

Barack Obama is due to campaign in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday night to fire up this liberal bastion and try to snuff out a libertarian challenge which threatens to siphon crucial votes.

The president hopes to shore up support in the swing state and neutralise Gary Johnson, who is running for president on the Libertarian party ticket, just days after the former New Mexico governor electrified students at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The maverick Johnson remains barely known to most ordinary Americans but is expected to take votes from Obama – and Mitt Romney – in Colorado on the back of enthusiasm for a separate vote on November 6 over whether to legalise marijuana.

Hundreds packed a university auditorium to hear him speak on Monday night. Dozens who did not fit inside lined the corridors, ears straining to catch the words. All cheered and whooped Johnson's calls for social tolerance and a radically downsized government.

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It's funny

I don't know how Johnson can be drawing from Romney in Michigan when he isn't on the ballot. Our illustrious Sec of State declared him unable to be on the ballot r/t "Sore Looser" laws here.

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2012/09/15/corrupt-michigan-repub...

Michigan

Liberty is still on the ballot.

Gary Johnson is the official write-in candidate!

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Michigan

You can still effect change.
Johnson is officially a write-in candidate.
Many of my friends already voted for GJ in Michigan.

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my friend in

my friend in Liberty
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:26. Permalink

Your write-in will make you feel very good.
Warm fuzzy feeling great vibes and so on.
But that's about it.
You will not effect change.

Blessings )o(

Thanks for a bump

We will prevent the III World War.

We will.

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Ron Paul and Gary Johnson would have made a lot of noise.

Too bad. I get the feeling Ron Paul would have been a little more successful if he wouldn't have insisted on being such a loner on the campaign trail. He should've hooked up with Johnson and create a tsunami of 3rd party interest. This was the year.

alan laney

Ron Paul and Gary Johnson would have made a lot of noise.

Too bad. I get the feeling Ron Paul would have been a little more successful if he wouldn't have insisted on being such a loner on the campaign trail. He should've hooked up with Johnson and create a tsunami of 3rd party interest. This was the year.

alan laney

Nothing is more important to government than your vote.

Government needs your vote, needs your consent to continue their tyrannies.

No matter who wins, we will be sorry.

Lots of Presidential votes just means a lot of tyranny.

Free includes debt-free!

So...

If we don't vote they'll let us alone? No vote, no tyranny?

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

it's about freeing yourself

Implicit in the participation of any game is the consent to abide by the rules and accept the outcome. If you play the voting game, you are accepting the legitimacy of the process. If you refuse to vote, you have rejected the process and freed up your mental energies from legitimizing a corrupt system founded on coercion. You will have added to the slowly growing freed minds that will some day reach critical mass.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

We are in for tough times.

Vote or not vote. There is no escape.

Free includes debt-free!

I don't agree

I think nothing is more important to government than what you produce and how they can claim it in the name of protection.

The means to their ends is your volunteered vote.

Who will vote for that protection?

Free includes debt-free!

I don't believe that

I'm new to the GOP, which doesn't seem to be very interested in votes knowing it can bully, and the Democratic Party is no different. It's like the whole thing is a show brought to us by MSM and their sponcers. Whoever the bankers want is who we will get.

I'm in the GOP because I believe it is an opportunity for good people to follow Ron Paul's lead, take the message of Restoring the Republic to the house, and begin making votes count, begining with ourselves in the GOP.

If we can't do that, why would we expect anyone else?

Millions are being spent to get out the vote. Any vote. Why?

http://elections.gmu.edu/voter_turnout.htm

This year promises to be refusal of a majority to support our bankrupt government and their criminal employees.

Look at all the voting increases since 1996. We are still bankrupt and Congress has negated our rights by its Acts.

The Granger, you set a good example of local activism. I am sure this is the key.

Presidential Voting, not so much.

I believe we all will be sorry no matter who one chooses or whoever wins.

Free includes debt-free!

Billions are being spent on Football. Why?

04 promised the same song because Bush dissappointed so many of his supporters MSM feared would not turn out for him, then it was war, now it's bankers..

Look at all the population increases since 96.

Yes, local activism is key, and it's really no different than grassroots except better organized, or easier.. can you imagine how bad I want to have a peace float in a parade with an anti-drone drill sponsered by my GOP?

Honestly, I don't feel like voting, and voting Romney is not a happy thought, but it beats Obama, and he's the one to beat this election.

Billions spent to make a profit, that's football.

How much profit will be made (by some) if consent is given?

Probably the same either way. It just makes it theft instead of voluntary contributions or else.

Will you have a spot in the Rose Bowl Parade? What a cool dream! May it find reality.

Free includes debt-free!

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Wow

I'm surprised the votes are in the positive. There are a lot of GJ haters on here, so I'm a little surprised they aren't on here bashing GJ. Good post as always.

perhaps some got converted

Romney operatives team down-vote brigade is here.

I just got a dozen dems on Twitter vote Gary Johnson and the Romney team will "punish" me here.

One finger wave to the Romney team!

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So you work for the government or its agents, then?

Your job is to get out the vote? To gather consent for our tyrannical government.

Thanks for nothing.

Free includes debt-free!

East v. West? (updated)

Already voted for GJ in Oregon - I hope he has Obama and Romney both worried.

I've looked at various polls trying to figure out what effect Johnson may be having,
which isn't easy as he's not polled about directly very often.

But the impression I get is that there is a disconnect between east and west -
that in places like New Hampshire Johnson has been drawing more from
Romney, but that out in Nevada, Montana and Colorado he seems to draw
more from Obama...

Probably the best we can hope for overall this time is the narrowest of Obama
wins and the biggest possible minor party totals.

OTOH (update)

Ran across this question that was asked of Goode and Johnson supporters
in a Virginia poll by Roanoke College (Johnson was at 2% support, Goode and
Stein at 1% each:

15. [IF JOHNSON OR GOODE] If the choices were only Obama and Romney, for
whom would you vote?
Obama 56%
Romney 15%
Someone else 8%
Unsure 21%

Poll is here:

http://roanoke.edu/Documents/rcpoll/Oct%202012%20Qs%20Freqs....

A vote for Gary Johnson,

is a vote for the ideals that Dr. Paul holds dear.

+ 1

I am so happy today.

Jumping up and down.
Can you see it?

The Liberty Movement is coming together...and feels awesome to have a part in this.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Voting

Voting

I went to vote the other day and there was a line. As I approached the end of the line, I asked the guy in front of me how long he had been waiting, he said, 4 years!!!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

That's so funny!

"THE LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY AS OUR AMMUNITION" Jordan Page

GO GARY JOHNSON 2012!!!

I must have put up 25 Gary Johnson signs in the South Seattle area yesterday.

Meanwhile, Rand is busy campaigning for Romney.

Better known as How To Marginalize the Liberty Movement.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Love your spirit

Thank you so much for doing all that you are doing signs and all.

I wish I could buy you a beer.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

And in Seattle it could be

a decent microbrew, too..

Been getting

as many socialist educated lifties, here in Vail, to vote for GJ!!!

Doesn't really take much to turn their heads from Obama!

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
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