View Poll Results: Would You Consider Voting For Gov. Gary Johnson?

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  • Absolutely!!

    14 13.21%
  • Yes, But Only If My Preferred GOP Candidate Loses.

    4 3.77%
  • Yes, But Only If My Preferred Dem Candidate Loses.

    2 1.89%
  • Strong Maybe, Leaning Yes.

    3 2.83%
  • Meh. It Could Happen. Not Making Any Promises Though.

    6 5.66%
  • I Like Him And Support His Run, But No...

    13 12.26%
  • No Way.

    64 60.38%
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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    GOP Candidate Gary Johnson


    Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson


    From serious candidate to hipster candidate with flip flops and a 'cooool' college kid message. Crowd surfing, chilling at Occupy Wall Street, just in general became a populist. Their Youtube campaign commercials were embarrassing. I still voted for him. Probably will again. I just want him to be a serious candidate realistically focusing on campaign issues. NO expectation of him winning, but if he were to draw well, he could put at least a few elected representatives in play.
    Yeah, I think I can agree.

    One thing to bear in mind though: he did switch parties entirely. With that comes a radical change in strategy. Just a fact in politics. He didn't change positions, mind you, but a change of some sort was necessary imo. The GOP voting base and the LP voting base are very different. Libertarians tend to attract younger voters while Republicans tend to attract older voters. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he's trying to come across as more laid back and "cool" as opposed to acting uptight like during the GOP primaries. But I do think he took it a liiitle too far last election, which would definitely be an area he should improve for the upcoming election.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    I voted for Johnson last time too, and will again most likely...

    The Republicrats never put up any viable candidates for President. I do vote for some Republicans for other offices, but that has been less frequent every election - they have simply gone far too neocon/fascist. The Democratic Party is a complete disaster from top to bottom - nothing to vote for there.

    If a Libertarian isn't on the ballot for a given office - I'll likely just pass on voting for the office altogether. I live in Wisconsin, and had voted for Scott Walker for County Executive in Milwaukee (when I lived there), and had voted for him for Governor - but I didn't vote for him in the last election, I voted for the Libertarian.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Yeah, I think I can agree.

    One thing to bear in mind though: he did switch parties entirely. With that comes a radical change in strategy. Just a fact in politics. He didn't change positions, mind you, but a change of some sort was necessary imo. The GOP voting base and the LP voting base are very different. Libertarians tend to attract younger voters while Republicans tend to attract older voters. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he's trying to come across as more laid back and "cool" as opposed to acting uptight like during the GOP primaries. But I do think he took it a liiitle too far last election, which would definitely be an area he should improve for the upcoming election.
    Take heart... I'm not young, lol

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by wist43 View Post
    Take heart... I'm not young, lol
    I stated that it was a tenency, not an iron-clad rule.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I voted for Johnson in 2012 and would vote for him again. In 2012 with the two major parties I lost faith in one candidate and didn't trust the other. In fact I do not trust either of the two major parties to do what is right for America. They are only interested in doing what is good for their party and to heck with everything else.
    yup.. but meh, 100 million Americans still buy into the fables they are told about the ruling parties working on their behalf.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Gary Johnson has tossed his hat in the ring for 2016 as a Libertarian Party candidate. Thoughts?
    No. My pecking order is:

    1. Christie.
    2. Bush/Romney
    3. Romney/Bush

    Then it becomes a muddle. If Walker can prove himself I might give him consideration. If not I'll probably vote for Clinton. But never for Johnson, Paul, or any libertarian, quasi or otherwise.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    And the overwhelming vast majority of the voting populace always picks one of the "Big 2". Boy, that sure works out, doesn't it?
    Because third party platforms simply do not appeal to the majority of the voting populace. Most third parties are very similar to the "Big 2" with one or two elements blown completely out of proportion.
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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yup.. but meh, 100 million Americans still buy into the fables they are told about the ruling parties working on their behalf.
    And apparently, you buy into the fable that third parties are worthwhile. Go figure.
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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And apparently, you buy into the fable that third parties are worthwhile. Go figure.
    oh, I didn't know it was a truth that 3rd parties are worthless.

    hmmph..ya learn something new every day.

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    Re: Gary Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    oh, I didn't know it was a truth that 3rd parties are worthless.

    hmmph..ya learn something new every day.
    By all means, show us where third parties have demonstrably changed a damn thing, ever. We'll wait.
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