I understand where Johnson is coming from too, because I used to be where he is. Maybe he'll eventually come around, just like I did. Even if he doesn't, it doesn't matter, because my vote for him is in protest to the establishment and he's already pretty close to Ron Paul.
When Johnson announced Ron Paul wasn't going to get the nomination he was ultimately correct. There's a difference between being "nominated" and getting the "nomination."
Claims that Johnson is not pro-liberty are wrong and terribly exaggerated, especially considering his opponents, Obama & Romney. Johnson is not as consistent as Ron Paul, but he's pretty close and getting closer. Ron Paul himself invited Gary Johnson to speak at his convention in 2008; I was there and saw him.
Most urging me not to vote for Johnson and attacking Johnson have ironically been people hoping to get me to vote for Obama or Romney, or write in Ron Paul, which won't have a significant effect. Are you one of them?
Ron Paul's Convention Speech