The important point is not whether we vote for Ron Paul or some substitute if our hero doesn't win the GOP nomination. The important thing to do is ask what we can do to advance awareness of our constitutional and libertarian alternative to the discredited, failing, and bankrupt status quo that both O'bomber AND Romney so convincingly embody and champion.
Gary Johnson is no Ron Paul--WHO IS?--but he is running against RP only in the most indirect and incidental way. He is clearly and indisputably the lesser of two evils when compared with either Mr. Willard or the mad O'bomber. His understanding of liberty is still growing (RP supporters will play a big part of thisin the next four years) whereas can any reader on the DP even IMAGINE the big B-O or Willard the Rat (cf. that movie "Willard" from the early '70s) having a single libertarian idea between them during their entire lives?
GJ has moved "freedomward" since he began seeking the LP nomination. He has a long way to go yet to meet the standards of your RP supporter, much less real libertarians like e.g. Murray Rothbard, Jacob Hornburger, Walter Block, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, or Lew Rockwell; at least he ADMIRES the ideal, even if he still sees his administration as being the "efficiency expert for the State" rather than one of helping us Americans recover our God Given rights.
As another Ron Paul, GJ will be disappointing. As an alternative to the other major Party--and its twin horrors--he certainly will give and the American people far more breathing room at a time when we sorely need it!
PEACE AND FREEDOM!!
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi
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