Friday, April 27, 2012
Why Not Gary Johnson?
From Ulster County political guru Robin V. Yess: This is from inside the Gary Johnson campaign. The Libertarian Party National Convention is May 2 thru 6 in Las Vegas. Still wondering if Ron Paul will crash it?
My thoughts (I copied State Senator Bonacic and Ulster County Republican Chair Roger Rascoe):
I don’t know. I would like to know if Ron Paul is considering a third party bid. If not, it will be worth putting energy and money into Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Party campaign. Johnson is an intelligent, competent leader, with a much stronger resume than either Romney or Obama. As governor of New Mexico Johnson cut spending with a Democratic legislature. Compare that to our Republicans in New York who specialize in public housing and corrupt deals with destructive real estate developers. Nationally, we have a Democratic candidate who sponsored Romneycare and a Republican candidate who sponsored Obamacare. That Gary Johnson was given short shrift in the GOP primary next to extremist kooks like Gingrich and Santorum and a corporate welfare crook like Oromney (or is it Robama?) is proof enough that the two party system is broken. I’m hoping for a split government, with a GOP Congress and a Democratic president. However, if Paul runs it is conceivable that his percentage could compete with Oromney and Robama. Perhaps we can get rid of the broken two-party system.
From the Johnson Campaign:
Friends of Liberty,
All over the country, liberty-minded activists are preparing to converge next week to nominate the Libertarian Party candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States.
With those nominations, the 2012 history-making begins. There are only three candidates for President who will be on the November ballot in all 50 states. The Republican candidate – most likely, Mitt Romney; the Democrat candidate, Barack Obama; and the Libertarian Party nominee. Essentially a three-way race for the White House. And as you well know, I hope to be that ‘third’ cho ice as the Libertarian nominee.
In poll after poll, large majorities of voters are making it clear that they are, more than ever before, open to the idea of a fiscally conservative, socially tolerant candidate – a choice that will not be offered by Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. Those voters are also making it clear that the business-as-usual represented by the tired two-party duopoly is not what they want in 2012.
You and I have worked long and hard to get where we are today. Our goal has been – and remains – putting liberty, truly smaller government, and individual freedom on the American political agenda. Well, friends, we are on the verge of doing just that. Thanks to your support and hard work, we are within a few short days of achieving what the elite media and the political establishment never believed could happen: An election in which Gary Johnson will be on the ballot – in every state - as a very real alternative to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Then, it gets extremely interesting. But only with your help. Yes, we have done the work, we have traveled far to get here, and we are on the verge of making history. We are giving America the choice they want and deserve. But that choice will only be real if we are able to get our message out. The Republican and Democrat establishments are amassing hundreds of millions of dollars to flood the airwaves, the phone lines and the Internet with their ever-shifting appeals.
Without your help, our message of liberty and freedom will be lost in the two-party noise. We have earned our place in the national debate, but we won’t be heard without the financial resources to take our campaign to every corner of the nation – to build on the base that has been built by Ron Paul, by our campaign, and by you.
With the nominating convention coming up next week, there are only a few days left to have your contributions ‘matched’ – or essentially doubled from the Presidential Campaign Matching Fund. Every one of those dollars is critical. Please go to GaryJohnson2012.com today and help seize the amazing opportunity we have, together, created for liberty, freedom and real prosperity. Ending needless wars, balancing the budget, getting the government out of boardrooms and bedrooms alike. We must tell America there is a candidate who will do those things, if given a chance. Your contribution will let us do just that.
Go to GaryJohnson2012.com today and send that message. We ARE about to make history – and it begins in Las Vegas next week.
Gov. Gary Johnson