New Poll: Gary Johnson May Garner 5% of the Popular Vote

http://www.examiner.com/article/gary-johnson-within-striking-distance-of-5-jill-stein-polling-well

If Johnson does get 5% of the popular vote, he will be eligible to receive public funds in 2016. The Libertarians would kill the public funding if they were in power, but they are realists; it is there, and they need to get the message out. I hope my vote puts him over the top, we need his voice in the mix, and America need to hear it loud and strong.

Here is what The candidate has to say…

“Whichever candidate I make lose that would be terrific because that would open a debate and a discussion over the two parties and what really is the difference between the two: It’s not much., it’s really not much at all,” he said in an interview with reporters before going on stage.

“I just want to make it clear: more liberal than Obama when it comes to civil liberties and more conservative than Romney when it comes to dollars and cents. That said, I don’t care what happens, I really don’t,” he said.

Johnson has been under relentless attacks from conservatives for his candidacy because they claim his presence in the race will cost Mitt Romney the election. Comparisons have been made to Johnson’s run and Ralph Nader’s 2000 Green Party candidacy. Johnson doesn’t see it that way, arguing he takes equally from both candidates and in different states.

His closing argument is that President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have failed to address a series of issues, some more mainstream and others more important to libertarians.

Obama, Johnson says, is a great speaker and agrees with a lot of what he says but in practice he’s been a failure on things like the budget, foreign policy, and, in particular, the war on drugs.

“I never believed that he would balance the budget, I never believed that he would cut federal spending but he did say those things and he continues to say those things. I did believe him that when it came to war I thought that our military intervention would be scaled way back but he is as militaristic a president we have ever had. The military interventions right now are at an absolute high,” Johnson said.

Romney, he says, is a nice guy with a great business acumen but he’s just wrong on immigration and his ideas on the federal budget are detached from reality.

“Mitt Romney is a smart guy but with a straight face he says ‘we need to balance the federal budget, hold Medicare intact, and increase spending for the military. It doesn’t add up,” he said.

Most of these, in some way, could be solved or at least addressed if the Fair Tax was implemented, Johnson argues, yet that’s something neither candidate even considers.

Johnson implored the 700-plus gathered to bring their friends to the polls and encouraged them to convince others that a vote for Romney or Obama is truly a wasted vote.

“Wasting your vote is voting for somebody you don’t believe in. Vote for the preson you believe in, that is how we change things in this country,” he said.

“If either Obama or Romney are elected we’re gonna find ourselves with a greater police state, we’re gonna find ourselves with a continued state of war, military interventions are gonna get just as bad if not even worse, and we’re going to find ourselves spending money in ways that are unsustainable that will ultimately lead to a monetary collapse if we don’t take control of it,” he said.

 

19 thoughts on “New Poll: Gary Johnson May Garner 5% of the Popular Vote

  1. Interesting you would say this: “I hope my vote puts him over the top, we need his voice in the mix, and America need to hear it loud and strong.”

    Given that Johnson said: “I just want to make it clear: […] more conservative than Romney when it comes to dollars and cents.”

    Your own math doesn’t align with your realities Greg. You vote for Johnson, you are voting against your Free Sh*t Army mentality.

    You must really be in a conundrum.

    • I am not in your army, augger, I earn my way, time you learned that.
      And Johnson doesn’t spend his time demonizing fellow Americans because of their religion, instead he welcomes them and their enterprising spirit.

      • “I am not in your army, augger, I earn my way, time you learned that.”

        That’s quite interesting coming from the man who complained about Reagan taking away his free healthcare. So much for earning your own way there, Greg.

        Note to Justin: This is an shining example of what Black and I are trying to point out to you concerning Greg. What a opportunist chameleon he is.

        • Augger, in case you did not know, I am in the merchant marine. If Congress declares war, I am in the military, and can be sent wherever I am needed; but I could not walk away from serving with penalty. That is why we had the perk. And that was 1980, 32 years ago. Sp kiss off, I earned that, it was not free.

          • “Free” was your descriptor Greg. Can you for once please … just consolidate your thoughts?

            There’s medications for that, just so you know.

  2. “Wasting your vote is voting for somebody you don’t believe in. Vote for the preson you believe in, that is how we change things in this country,” he said.

    My only problem with his logic is that we may very well be in one helluva predicament with four more years of Obama. Can this country handle it? With the excrutiatingly long list of indescretions the Executive Branch has made in this term, I feel it highly unlikely that there will be an about face by this administration.

    I believe in Gary Johnson and Ron Paul. I also believe that 5% will not a president make. I’ll gamble on the Mormon; the here and now. I’m hoping in 2016, the Libertarian Party gains momentum. Unfortunately, you simply cannot believe how in the dark people are. I just cannot risk my vote; I feel that would be the waste.

    • A little something here for Sweet Kells:

      “It looks like neither Mitt Romney nor President Barack Obama will land the endorsement of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul in this final hour of election 2012.

      In an Election Day interview on CNN’s “Newsroom,” the Texas congressman said he won’t back either candidate because he sees little difference between them.”

      That sound familiar to you?

      • A little story for you, Sweet Wills:

        When I was a Girl Scout, I wanted nothing more than to get the coveted badge of selling the most Girl Scout cookies. Would you believe I actually would stick my foot in people’s doors? 😯 (The losers that were ready to close the door on me, i.e..) I bring this up because, although Romney was not my first choice, he is the equivalent of sticking your foot through a door; a last “hear me out” so to speak. And that’s where you sell it and say, “Hey, you may dig your store-bought Oreos, but try a bite of one of these Samoas! Switch it up and see if you’re not happy!”

        Thus my analogy: I’m not happy with the store-bought cookie. I think the Girl Scout cookie should be a step in the right direction. From there, I should very much like to see a Ron Paul or Gary Johnson presidency. As unpredictable as this president has been, I cannot imagaine getting a foot in the door in four years. I should like to hope I’m wrong. I do know that I’ve never witnessed a nation so divided. With the entitlements, I suppose it was just a matter of time.

        Needless to say, I pray to God that we get our foot in the door. I did…………..and I got the damn badge.

        From one of my favourite shows, a boy with my own spunkiness as a child: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsxJfcFVnpo

  3. g – While I respect your position and fully recognize your right to vote as you please, a vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama and 4 more years of the same crap we’ve had the last 4, only this term will be worse.
    I will add that I’m truly disappointed in that loud-mouth Chris Christie who seemingly has become orally attached to Obama’s nether regions as of late. I have never like that guy.

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