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Comment: How about a US Senate run first

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How about a US Senate run first

Wouldn't it be a lot easier for Governor Johnson to run for the US Senate in 2014, as a Libertarian (or "independent") if he doesn't want to re-register Republican, rather than re-register Democrat and try to get into the Democrats presidential debates in 2016?

The ratings strongly hint that Republicans won't be running a serious competitor in the 2014 New Mexico US Senate race, and the sooner Gary starts that campaign, the easier it will be to clear the field of any competitor "on the right", even if Gary runs Libertarian. A sitting US Senator, especially as a Libertarian, would have a much better position from which to change the national narrative toward liberty. Then he would be in a position to run a successful Presidential race, in whatever party he chooses.

However, if Gary only runs in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary, all the Democrats have to do to marginalize him is remind everybody that he was a Republican Governor for 8 years. Senator Gravel was a lifelong Democrat and he was treated that way in the 2008 Democratic Primaries because he had some libertarian leanings. Gravel gave up on that party and re-registered Libertarian in 2008.

Gary should ask Mr. Gravel why he did that before seriously contemplating re-registering Democrat for 2016.

It really seems like a no-brainer to me.