Of the three choice Liberty voters really had on election day, voting for Gary Johnson was the best.Submitted by jetguy on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 09:00
As they are now talking about the landmark landslide loss to Obama that Mitt Romeny had, we can now assess the options that were available to us.
#1. Voting for Gary Johnson.
Gary Johnson got more than a MILLION votes - more than any other Libertarian has ever gotten. Thats big. especially when you consider he did it with about $3 million dollars.
Just to put that in perspective, Ron Paul spent a lot more in the primary. And Mitt Romney did a few fund raisers in the way beginning to raise $800 million, after he had gotten the nomination. Imagine what Gary Johnson could have done with $800 million.
#2. Not showing up to vote.
Republicans are amazed that some 12 million people did not show up to vote. Totals were down from 2004 and 2008. Karl Rove even said that Obama won by means of "voter suppression" CONVINCING VOTERS (supposedly) that their votes weren't important.
Karl Rove is full of baloney of course. The real voter suppression was caused by the Republican Party giving us a candidate nobody wanted to rally around. They expected Romney to have a cake walk into the Presidency. But they gave us a candidate so unlikeable and so much like Obama in all the wrong ways, that no one saw any reason to vote.
People were discouraged by the choices they were given, not by anything specific that Obama's campaign did.
This is HUGE because it shows the Republicans that the yelling, screaming, enthusiastic Ron Paul fans did NOT switch to the nominated Republican as they assumed we would (Gingrich predicted early on that 90% of us would vote for Romney) - we STAYED HOME IN DROVES.
Republicans drove us away by disrespecting our candidate and we didn't forget. Nor will we. We stood our ground.
#3. Writing Ron Paul's name in.
Has anybody seen any mention of this on the news? I haven't and I am a news-junky.
It might have made you feel all fuzzy inside - but nobody knows you did it - nobody has an accurate count of who did it, and it makes it look like we are all just Paulbots.
And even worse - because they DID vote, they didn't even show up in the figures of discouraged voters who stayed home.
Of course ALL of the above three were better than voting for either Romney or Obama. Doing that was the worst of all.