Comment: Yes, yes, I know. I'm a

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Yes, yes, I know. I'm a

Yes, yes, I know. I'm a *baaaaaad* man.

The only time I bring up Ron Paul having it both ways on an issue is when people like yourself attack Gary Johnson's character and act as though he's an inferior liberty candidate. This clearly isn't supported by the facts. He has differences with Ron Paul, but they are FEW.

Or, for instance it drives me CRAZY when people say "I don't like Johnson, he's not as good of a libertarian", despite the fact that Ron Paul parts with libertarian theory in serveral significant areas that Johnson does not (or, I should say, parts with somewhat less).

On "I side with", I score 98% Gary and 96% Ron.

I'm sorry, just as many of you find Gary Johnson less than perfect, I have found Ron Paul less than perfect over the years. And was really turned off by the flag burning amendment. Sorry, that's a big one for me. I don't know if he did that because he was serious, or because he wanted to throw a bone to his social conservative voters.

So, I don't think Ron Paul lacks INTEGRITY, so much as that he tries to play various sides of various issues. He wants to play a social conservative one minute (fundamentally at odds with libertarianism), a constitutionalist the next and a libertarian the next. That's what politicians do. What I like about Gary is he's less of a politician and says some stuff that no politician would get away with ever. And he can do that because he's starting at 00 and working up. But if he said that with 60% approval, blam, he's lose 20%, as he did when he stood up for marijuana legalization. BLAM, he lost half his support overnight.

But I HAVE pledged to vote for Ron Paul if you can make him the nominee and I guarantee Gary Johnson will do nothing but support his efforts by adding to his message and being an attack dog on Barack Obama's.

So, maybe I'm just a rude person, not a BAD person ;^)

"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"