Ron Paul created a little mystery on Wednesday by declining to say for whom he'd mark his ballot, but strongly hinting that a Gary Johnson vote could be on the cards.
"I obviously haven't announced support for Romney, so that means that's very unlikely," said Paul in an interview on Fox News. "And I don't think anybody think's I'm going to vote for Obama."
"There are other people who are technically capable of winning because they're on a lot of ballots," Paul added. His interviewer suggested, "like Gary Johnson, for exampl?" "Yeah," said Paul.
In a different interview on CNBC, Paul argued at length that both major parties are essentially the same, implicitly distancing himself strongly from the Republicans. "Why don't we get a second party?" he asked. "There's no difference from one administration to another."
@LGRepublican Oh no, I just need some of the Koolaid that makes people accept being raped of Liberties. That's all. "NDAA 12 is a good thing.... These aren't the droids we're looking for"......drooooooool
well you know he is republican and aint going to vote for barrack and he is mad because mitt won the primaries against him so mitt is out to.the only logical thing in his mind is throw his vote away voting for the third party,but hey at least he is voting so he will have the right to bitch if everything goes sour again like after gw bush was elected
If Johnson wins 5% of the vote, his party gets on the ballot next time around forcing the two main parties to start talking about specifics, and less rhetoric. That's not throwing away a vote, it's maximizing it.
There are democrats who are leaving the DNC to become Libertarian now, they are angry because of all the promises Barry broke and are realizing what a sham the DNC is.
Barry is not gaining much if anything by this trust me. Barry is a liar and those who know it but have too much integrity to vote for the likes of Mittens see that Johnson is actually an ethical candidate with standards.
I too would support the GOP...if they actually supported limited government. I too would support the GOP..if they actually supported freedom and liberty. I too would support the GOP had they supported fiscal responsibility. I too would have supported the GOP had they not supported new entitlements and new cabinet positions. I too would support the GOP if they would embrace the libertarian wing as much as they do the pro life wing or anti gay wing. I too would support the GOP if they wanted to secure our border as well as we do S. Korea's. I too would support the GOP if they would support a foreign policy that we could afford. I too would support the GOP if they did not think we should be policemen of the world. We knew where the Democrats stand in regards to big government, but it was the republican party that was supposed to stand for limited government. The fact remain that had the GOP legislated like conservatives, you would have never heard the term the tea party. Many of my friends are saying that I need to vote for Romney....the same friends that told me McCain was the man in 2008.
@bsking Perhaps you need a basic civics class as only a handful of voters in a handful of states will decide this election. My vote supports my candidate. What you are saying is exactly what they were saying 4 years ago when the liberal John McCain was the GOP candidate. But being a good party man, I bet you took one for the team and voted for McCain. Sorry my vote is my vote and the GOP has to earn it. When you choose the lesser of 2 evils, your choice is still evil.
That would be a pretty good endorsement for Gary Johnson. A Ron Paul endorsement actually carries weight and means something, he is a virtuous and liberty minded guy who tows the line for the maximum freedom and economic liberty of americans.
As a Republican candidate attempting to pass legislation to audit the Federal Reserve, Ron Paul cannot officially endorse another party. However, I think he's made it quite clear who he thinks is the best candidate still on the ballot.
@Wolve I completely understand. But this is the American process. You cast your vote for who you want regardless of the outcome. Ron Paul will definitely not vote for Obama, but he is not exactly thrilled about the policies of Mittens Romney either. So we cast our votes and let the chips fall where they may. That's the American way.
He can do whatever he pleases, he just needs to recall that his son would like a career in the Republican party, if you get my drift. But, Ron Paul, always too strange to exist, will do what he wants. It's still a free country.
Interesting. I didn't think that Ron Paul Ron Paul was as blind as his blind followers. So blind that they can't see the stark difference between the Democrat vision of collective redistributionism and republican individualism.
you to party pushers are such the problem. And you all a bunch of cowards afraid of Obama! A "wasted vote" is one for more of the same two party puppet show! A vote cast in the face of adversity for TRUE change... I dare say is wasted.
here is an excert from an ealier article about what I mean.
But they gloss over all of these flaws to relentlessly push for Romney, a man just eight months ago they hated with a passion. They gloss over the fact that Romney is really just Obama, only with Caucasian skin and a red tie. They gloss over all his statements where he has proven he isn’t a believer in truly limited government.
Instead of taking a principled stand, they cower in the shadow of Obama. So overcome with fear of this one man they have allowed themselves to be duped into voting for what is essentially his “conservative” surrogate. That is not courage. To vote for a man who represents no change from the status quo, except that he is from the opposite party of the incumbent, is nothing more than abject cowardice.
Why do people poll honestly compulsively? I understand people not wanting to vote third party because they don't want to spoil the election but polling determines who gets to debate. I think Romney and Obama are pretty safe there don't you? I was asked in a poll and said "Jill Stein" even though I plan to vote for Obama because I wanted to help her get to the debates. If more people would answer pollsters according to which third party candidate they'd like to see at the debates we'd see third party candidates allowed in debates more often.