Some here agree with me and some disagree, but I personally strongly support Gary Johnson's presence in the political arena. I think it's going to be multiply valuable in our fight to support Ron Paul and good national office candidates in general.
I think Gary Johnson helps our cause overall. He perpetuates some of our libertarian ideas in a positive way. However, for those of us who are completely spoiled by Dr. Paul, Gary Johnson just fails miserably. Not only with his pro-choice positions, but also when he says "I believe there really are people in need and the government may be the only one who can provide."
While Gary Johnson may be the closest thing we have to an ally among the other Republican candidates, he still isn't fundamentally a defender of the Constitution! I'm so thankful for Dr. Paul and all of his stands!
Tonight’s debate gives Johnson a chance to start over with his strongest argument — that he’s a Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) with results.
Like Paul, Johnson is a libertarian-leaning critic of foreign intervention, U.S. drug policy and government regulation. Unlike Paul, Johnson says that he implemented his ideas as head of a state and saw them work. He consistently cut taxes as governor; the Club for Growth calls him “one of the most anti-spending governors in New Mexico history.”
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Ralph Nader to Challenge Barack Obama
Gary Johnson to be included in Fox Debate
It appears that there has been a recent decision to split the Ron Paul support. Blue Republicans can be distracted by Nader, and I wouldn't be surprised if Gary Johnson has a "great debate" (in the eyes of the media) and starts making some traction.
This is great news for Libertarians! Hopefully, Gary will bring much needed support for Ron Paul and the Revolution!
Maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't we all be clamoring and protesting about the complete absence of Gary Johnson from the debates? I know we have a lot of liberty-leaning supporters, and we have a lot of impact in the news when we work together.
Now that Paul is firmly placed at #3 with double-digit polling, shouldn't we be trying to get Johnson in the debates so that the two of them can further contrast the difference between retro-conservatives and neo-conservatives?
Why don't corporations support libertarianism?
We've heard all too often that libertarianism would lead to corporate rule, corporate abuses, and other supposed evils of an unregulated free market. If this is indeed the case, why don't corporations support candidates with libertarian principles?
Before Ron Paul contested the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 and now in 2012, he was the Libertarian Party’s standard bearer in 1988. He remains a life member of the Libertarian Party, and continues to have a good relationship with the LP.
Things might become a little difficult if former New Mexico governor and current long-shot candidate for the GOP presidential candidacy decides to seek the leadership of the Libertarian Party.
Is this likely? Yes, if Lew Rockwell’s inside contacts are to be believed:
Amazing Video on Ron Paul and Gary Johnson vs the welfare/warfare America
You've probably seen the words below. They are about speaking up for somebody even though that person may not matter to us directly. It's about speaking up for what's right.
In the '08 elections, Ron Paul was discriminated against (even worse than now), barred from debates, even though he was beating some of the attendees in polls. We were outraged!