Now that would have been interesting. But Gary Johnson isn’t getting 1% and those are probably more Dems than Republicans. If he had pulled 4% or 10%, then the issues he was raising might have gotten some traction.
Now we’re just screwed, headed for 20 Trillion Dollar debt and a nationalized health care system.
Pretty much the same place we’d have been if Romney had won, but probably faster and with more fervor.
And… it’s happened. An election, very close, but a loss for the GOP. Maybe this is good, however, as it might mean that they’ll stop trying to illegalize all the drugs and all the abortion and all the gays. If that kind of reformation happens, Libertarians stand a chance to influence the party.
I compare election night 2010 to last night, and what I see isn’t Libertarians making a difference, what I see lacking last night is a larger force – the Tea Party constitutional limited government & low taxes force – squandered by the Republican Party.
Obama used abortion, lady parts, gay marriage, the press, anti-religious bigotry, government support for favored groups and most importantly divisiveness to win small, but win. He now has all the problems left him by the guy in office 2009-2012, and nobody else to blame, for the coming problems in this country. And overseas, will the next US Embassy to be assaulted come next Friday after prayers, or at Christmas, because he is doing nothing to stop it.
Obama will govern by fiat, by division, by favoritism, by fecklessness, as he has so far. Carter in a second term could not possibly do as badly as this is going to turn out.
We never really had a choice. But it serves Romney for screwing Ron Paul at the convention.
FWIW, I voted for a local presidential candidate.
All our local races turned out well. Even the 1% tax for a new library failed.
Well, at least we can agree on that. The problem is simple. The GOP faced the most defeatable incumbent POTUS since Mr. Peanut. Last time around, they put up Reagan and an ass-stomping was the result. This time, they put up the biggest-government, Progressive-in-Republican-clothes they could find to run against 56 million hands, waiting to be filled. The GOP did this to themselves.
What I find amusing is as the RNC and GOP worked to tell the Ron Paul supporters; that Fox had labeled “Libertarians”, that they had no voice in the party were in reality life long Republicans. In the swing states Romney lost by 40K votes where Ron Paul garnered 140K votes, it is simple math. The facts are simple, without the Romney loss we would have zero chance of effecting change, and though the RNC and GOP resorted to fraud, cheating, and violence against Ron Paul’s legally elected delegates from state to national conventions they paid the price, a price we will never let them forget.
A butt-hurt republican disguised as a libertarian did not lose the election for the kleptocrat romney. The republican party betrayed it’s members. And millions of republicans did not vote. Grow up and face the fact that your candidate never had a chance. Nominate someone worth voting for. Stop trying to jam a social agenda down our throats while saying you’re for small government. No better than the taliban. And no, the progresso-facist left does not get a free pass. They are just as evil.