Boston.com: Gary Johnson's Closing Statement In OhioSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 14:54
STREETSBORO, Ohio—Gary Johnson would like to win on Tuesday but if he’s not on top when all the votes are counted he doesn’t care who is.
In the closing days of his run for president, the Libertarian nominee has more than embraced the spoiler arguments he is bombarded with daily. It started when he was on his swing through northeast college campus. It accelerated at the Free and Equal debates in Chicago and in Boulder, Colorado on his final Mountain West tour. Now, here at the last stop on his fifth and final tour of the most crucial of 2012 swing states, he has reached the point where he is almost gleeful over being seen as throwing a giant monkey wrench into what happens on Election Day.
“Whichever candidate I make lose that would be terrific because that would open a debate and a discussion over the two parties and what really is the difference between the two: It’s not much., it’s really not much at all,” he said in an interview with reporters before going on stage.
“I just want to make it clear: more liberal than Obama when it comes to civil liberties and more conservative than Romney when it comes to dollars and cents. That said, I don’t care what happens, I really don’t,” he said.