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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what is that reason?
    Because libertarians come off as "out there" candidates
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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Because libertarians come off as "out there" candidates
    i suspect that is why he is a republican with a decidedly libertarian lean

    again, not unlike Ron Paul
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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Because libertarians come off as "out there" candidates
    That is what the establishment Republicans want you to believe. They are losing real Conservatives by the droves to the Libertarians, who represent what Conservative values used to be before the GOP hijacked Conservatism and attempted to redifine it in big government terms, in what can only be referred to as a betrayal of values. That dog don't hunt for those who never forgot their Conservative roots, and still walk the walk. This is what is now scaring the GOP the most, so they have to demonize the Libertarians. Scare tactics are all they have left.
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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Johnson agrees with my position on almost every issue. He therefore has no chance of getting the nomination, let alone the presidency.
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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Johnson agrees with my position on almost every issue. He therefore has no chance of getting the nomination, let alone the presidency.
    I actually agree with most of his views - not all, but a lot of them.

    So I KNOW he won't get the Republican nomination.

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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    my views and his vary considerably
    but what i like about him is that he is willing to take an independent stand based on his own beliefs
    and then act on them ... as evidenced by his considerable veto collection
    most stick a wet finger into the air of pubic opinion to decide what it is they stand for today
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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Despite my bashing of Republicans, there are a few of them that I would vote for. And Gary Johnson is one of them. He understands that the War on Drugs is a total flop. And Willie Nelson's Teapot Party has now endorsed him. Works for me. The problem with Democrats is that they are even more supportive of the War on Drugs than anybody else, which is one of the reasons I have never voted for one. If you don't buy that, then just look at Obama's threats against the soverignty of the state of California. This war needs to end ASAP, so we can start going after REAL criminals. And there are a few good Republicans who will do just that.

    Article is here.
    I actually agree with him on a majority of things. They are:
    1) ending the War on Drugs
    2) simplifying the tax code
    3) balancing the federal budget

    I disagree with him on a few other things, though.
    1) slashing entitlements
    2) ending involvement in Afghanistan
    3) ending involvement in the Libyan Civil War
    4) ending American presence in Iraq

    I would really like to see the nuances of politics though and how far he prepares to go with his libertarian ideology before I make up my mind on him.

    I don't mind moderate libertarians, but I'm against, well, immoderate libertarians.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    I actually agree with most of his views - not all, but a lot of them.

    So I KNOW he won't get the Republican nomination.
    It will be tough but there's a lot of time. He might actually take away Dem votes with some of his policies, such as legalization of pot, out of Afghanistan and Iraq, and so on.

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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Willie meant to endorse Johnson, but then he got high...

    He has recanted his endorsement in favor of Dennis Kucenich.

    In the immortal words of Toby Keith...NEVER smoke weed, with Willie again...

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    Re: Willie Nelson endorses Johnson for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It will be tough but there's a lot of time. He might actually take away Dem votes with some of his policies, such as legalization of pot, out of Afghanistan and Iraq, and so on.

    Track Record
    True, but first he'll have to get the Republicans to nominate him.
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