Now is the time to unite , not divide. Any attempt to divide the conservative vote will assure Obama another 4 years. How ridiculous, it’s TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. Do the Libertarians really prefer 4 more oppressive years of Obama?Here is an Interesting Article that needs to be read with an open mind; http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=210390 Here is an excerpt from that article; There’s an interesting article on Fox Newsthis weekend that, if you’re a Libertarian (with a big or little ”L”) bears reading and careful consideration.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson almost certainly can’t win the presidential election this year. But his supporters claim he could determine who does.
Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who briefly and unsuccessfully competed for the Republican presidential nomination before joining the Libertarians, is polling barely above 5 percent nationwide.
History says that July and August numbers are notoriously unreliable in this regard. While Libertarian and other third-party candidates often poll around 5% in the summer, by the few weeks prior to the election most of the so-called supporters switch and in the end vote for one of the ”big two.” Breaking this mold is something the Libertarian party has tried to do for 40 years, without success.
The answer to the question ”why?” is found right at the end of the above article.
Johnson’s supporters argue that he’s not just a niche candidate. (Carla) Howell noted Johnson’s platform goes beyond decriminalizing marijuana and supporting same sex-marriage to include a balanced-budget plan.
Read that paragraph as many times as it takes until the light comes on.
Gary Johnson’s platform can’t ”go beyond” decriminalizing pot and supporting same-sex marriage and win. It must be founded upon and speak to the core issues facing the nation, which are the national debt, deficit spending generally, the unbridled growth of cost in medical care and education along with financial frauds of all sorts that have stripped the American people of their homes, jobs and wealth.
Marijuana decriminalization should be an adjunct in a national platform, not form the core of it. ”Gay marriage” is none of the government’s damn business; since Gary Johnson supports The Fair Tax he can’t even argue that it’s a civil right based on tax equality, since he would do away with the IRS and the Income Tax in the first place. Never mind the pesky little fact that the solution to one statist policy is not more statism; it is the removal of the government boot from people’s necks, not adding more boots to more necks! This is the ending statement from the article By a Libertarian ( read the entire article to see who) ; We as Libertarians have consigned ourselves to the fringe of political debate because of what we choose to place front-and-center in our campaigns. Any sort of analytical analysis would inescapably lead to the conclusion that when your party spokesperson says that our Presidential Candidate’s platform ”goes beyond” same-sex marriage and decriminalizing pot she should be instantaneously fired and replaced with someone who can and will make the forceful argument to candidates that these are not leading issues and if the party is going to back and support said candidates they need to align the core of their campaigns with what matters to Americans on the street.