Who is Barack Obama’s best friend in this election? It is not the drive-by media who are doing their best to help his reelection campaign. There is someone who could really damage Mitt Romney’s campaign and directly cause Barack Obama to win the election this fall.
Who is Obama’s best friend?
It is Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.
Johnson and the Libertarians are reveling in the idea that they could be the decider in the election. Much as either Ross Perot or even Ralph Nader pulled votes away and decided an election, Johnson and his cast of fools are about to do the same.
From Fox News:
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. Yet his numbers in key battleground states suggest he could make a difference in what is shaping up to be a tight contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
He was rating at 13 percent in New Mexico and 9 percent in Arizona in recent polling -- not enough to win, but certainly enough to disadvantage whichever major-party candidate he's drawing votes away from.
The Libertarian Party is now touting that possibility. An emailed statement from the organization earlier this week carried a rather sensational subject line: "Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gov. Gary Johnson Could Deprive Mitt Romney of 5 battleground states, 74 Electoral Votes, 27% of the Electoral Votes needed to win in 2012."
Libertarians reasoned Johnson, then, "could determine the winner" of the election.
It's impossible to gauge at this point what effect Johnson could have, but of course it's not unprecedented for a third-party candidate to tilt the scales.
If Barack Obama wins this fall, we can all thank the Libertarians for it. Gary Johnson has no chance to win yet every vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Barack Obama. Gary Johnson is an open borders, let’s have amnesty, let’s legalize drugs nut job.
He wants to end enhanced interrogation techniques, which have saved lives. He wants to allow terrorists to tie up proceedings in Federal Courts and allow liberal Federal Judges to order the release of terrorists, regardless of whether they are a threat to America or might return have high value information.
Unfortunately he has a following. The most important thing we can do in 2012 is to replace Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney is not perfect. I anticipate there will be huge fights with a Romney administration in 2013 and beyond. But Romney can defeat Obama and Romney is not an anti-American Marxist. Gary Johnson cannot defeat Barack Obama. All he can do is hand the election to Obama by siphoning off votes that would otherwise go to Romney.
If Obama is reelected in November, he should give a special word of thanks to the one man who may have made it possible. Gary Johnson.
This is bull by Obama and the Democrats to increase taxes to freduce the deficit. They will just spend it plus whatever. Donate to local organizations and not government. When we had Katrina and several hundred people displaced in Corinth the Churches provided a daily lunch and Refreshments Inc.dinner as directed by the Red Cross chapter. Give the government $ and it will be again be party time again. On a local basis when the people running the animal shelter walked off the Meyor, a Democrat, called the Tea Party for help. It is now running with aa ruduced budget using volunteers and prisioners and is working to be a no kill shelter. What would have the Federal goverment done? SCARY
You're CORRECT, Mr. Vastlik, the " D " - word people WILL raise our taxes, ( Have they, the " D " - word people, ever LOWERED out taxes ? . . . . ), BUT, . . . . they do NOT " raise " them, in order to " reduce the deficit," . . . . they " raise our taxes " because WE, the PEOPLE, are TOO STUPID TO KNOW WHAT'S BEST for us, so, our " all - wise " & " all - knowing " GOVERNMENT knows what's " best " for us, so, THEY will " take care " of us, . . . . the VERY THING which our Founding Fathers were afraid would happen, . . . . Well, BULL'S EYE, Founding Fathers, . . . . I ' m sure that ALL of you are ROLLING IN YOUR GRAVES, right now, . . . .
HELLO, fellow Republicans ! Ya know, over the years, I've had people say, to me,. " David, you know, you REALLY SHOULD vote for the PERSON, rather than for the PARTY." Then they say, " Oh, I don't vote for a ' party,' I vote for the PERSON ! "
Hmmmmm, . . . . sounds " grandiose," doesn't it ? . . . . . .
Well, folks, I suppose that's a good point to make, HOWEVER, . . . . When you DO vote for a person, of a particular party, you DO, INDEED, " empower " THAT PARTICULAR PARTY ! . . . . GASP, . . . .
So, LIKE IT OR NOT, folks, when you vote for a " particular " person, you DO vote for a PARTY !
I get so disappointed that comments conntinue picking other candidates to run against Obama. Stop this nonsense, Romney has been chosen so lets unite and work to throw Obama out. That is job one!
This guy is not a conservatrive or is he a Republican, not even a Rino. He more closely resembles a liberal Democrat. So who's vote will he dilute?
See, this is a viable point, and he did it without name calling. Are you paying attention Mr. Phillips.
First off I get your point about Johnson taking away votes from Romney. Where I have a problem is your calling him a "nut job". Mr Johnson was our Governor here in New Mexico for two terms, and while I don't agree with everything he stands for, he did a wonderful job here. Left our state with a huge surplus, and a growing economy. Your name calling is the same kind of crap I'm so sick of from liberals. Try to aspire to a higher level.
Sorry you dislike calling this nut job a nut job.
Liked him as a Governor did you? He ran as a Republican, with a platform of tax cuts, job creation, law and order and so on.
But to run for POTUS, he had to go third party, and support their platform of open borders, amnesty, legalize drugs and the rest of the wild and weird Libertarian fringe stuff. Did I mention that he's a nut job?
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Prople with the attitude of Randy Birch by not voting for any candidate becaue he feels tjhey are both Marxist will give Obama four more years to finish his job of destroying our country. Randy THINK - There is a hell of a difference in these two.