Comment: BTW...

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You're absolutely welcome to pursue your strategy, I'm all for it.

But, in order to prove you're one of them, are you going to vote for Romney? Or are you going to quietly vote for Johnson?

What good is being on the inside if you become one of them and not one of us?

I'm not a Libertarian, I'm a constituitonal conservative. I don't belong to any party. But I influence my Republican friends constantly by pointing out that the drug war in unconstitutional, that the immigration laws are unconstitutional, that social security is unconstitutional, etc, etc. I persuade them and implant the idea of following the Constitution even when it doesn't agree with them. They think I'm a Republican like them but I'm not. And then I tell them I'm going to vote for Gary Johnson and they say "oh, yeah, huh. I've been hearing about him, I'll check him out".

But the first thing we need to do is stop the fantasy that Ron Paul will win. He can't win. He is jockeying for influence and disruption, and that is good, but people shouldn't be doing this because they think he can win. That's already impossible.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"