There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
What was lacking about him was his ability to win over minorities and the young voters in my opinion.
Johnson was a very popular republican governor in a democratic state. he was the kind of candidate those of us in the middle were hoping for. and if the republicans would not have excluded him from the primary, just as they did to Ron Paul in the prior race, Johnson could very possibly have wound up on the ticket and taken the white house
the republicans did in 2008 and 2012 what the democrats did with gore, kerry and dukakis. offered a loser as candidate
Just because those candidates fit your political views better does not make them more electable. Romney was about me 4th choice ideologically out of all those that were running but it was pretty obvious that he was the best candidate for the general election.