Gary E. Johnson in 2012?Submitted by jzneff on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 22:08
I'll admit this is not very well researched, but I want to throw it up against the wall to see if it would stick.
As much as i'm not giving up Ron Paul in 2008...we need to consider where to take our revolution. I sincerely doubt Dr. Paul will make another run in 2012, since he'll be 77 years old and well deserving of some time off.
Will Gary E. Johnson be the man to pick up the torch? He has some pretty good credentials. He's a businessman first, he ran a construction business and ran it well in the 1980's.
He came out of relative obscurity to win the New Mexico governor's office in 1994, running as a GOP but with a serious libertarian streak. He served 2 terms as governor, and only left because term limits prevented him from running again.
He is a well known critic of the drug war, basically believes that it is far more destructive to illegalize drugs than the social damage they cause. He's certainly no druggie though...won't even drink coffee. He's as healthy as Dr. Paul, and at 55 runs triathalons and even climbed Mt. Everest.
One handicap I can see immediately is he doesn't have Carol, he was married, but got divorced and she passed away shortly after.
What are your thoughts...i'm sure if we pushed Gary Johnson to take the torch, he would accept it.
Oh yeah...and i'm sure it goes without saying, that he strongly endorsed Ron Paul's presidential run.
President Gary Johnson...we don't have much luck with presidents named Johnson...but third time's the charm!