Do we have to pick our 2016 Presidential Candidate soon?Submitted by Ben-Jamin Tomlinson on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 03:25
I think we do.
Here's why, first the conservatives/liberals will have their pick of the litter when the time comes. They will bounce from candidate to candidate listen to whatever the mainstream media tells them.
Now there will probably be another economic collapse before then, which is the biggest opportunity for the liberty movement to show our ideas to the very frustrated voters.
And we ourselves can become active in our local and state politics.
However come 2016 there will still be a large number of liberals/conservatives, Democrips/Rebloodicans.
So I think what we need to do is choose a candidate, and start promoting him/her NOW. Start going and meeting groups and talking about how we think the economy won't get any better, and how this is the person we thing will be handle this.
I think we may have one year to choose this person, which will be perfect for vetting who we choose.
Now here's a list we can pick from, feel free to suggest othersL
1. Ron Paul
Pro's- Longest history of fighting for liberty
Con's- He will be 80 years old
2. Sen. Rand Paul
Pro's- Established, but not Establishment
- Most likely to appeal to mainline Republicans
- Of Senate, he's one of (if not) the most liberty-minded
Con's- He endorsed Romney
- Many in our own movement think he betrayed us (I don't think he did)
3. Andrew Napolitano
Pro's- He's popular in the media
- On a scale of liberty-minded/politically established he's ranked high
Con's- He might not run
4. Rep. Justin Amash
Pro's- Most like Ron Paul
Con's- Not very established, not as much name recognitions as Rand
Gary Johnson (again?)
Alex Jones (?)