Gary Johnson (R) 2012

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  1. StruckANerve, Apr 23, 2011
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    StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    I just want to bring more awareness for imo the best candidate in the running for President.

    He is now running as a Libertarian.

    Gary Johnson Facebook

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_E._Johnson

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    Gary Johnson: “It borders on racist”

    He addresses a lot of the concerns most liberals have with the Libertarian platform and how he personally would implement his policies. I wish it was a little longer but it's really good.
    5 Questions For: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on tax and entitlement reform

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  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Fiscally, he sounds to the Left of almost anyone I can think of.

    And yet you say the Republicans embrace him??

    Something is wrong with this picture. ;)
     
  3. StruckANerve, May 23, 2011
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    Here is Gary being interviewed on NPR. I wanted to post this to let people hear him talk about his ideals and his run for the presidency. It's unfortunate he doesn't have the financial support to get more recognition. Not to mention the media is mostly ignoring him.



    Edit, thanks I thought I had tried that but I must've missed something.
     
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    [youtube]everything after the question mark[/ youtube] no spaces
     
  5. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a fairly far left liberal but as a former New Mexican I can say that this guy did quite a good job and was very well respected.

    He'll never win the Republican nomination though, unless he's willing to wing nut himself hard.

    It would be amazing to have two rational parties again :rolleyes:.
     
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    I briefly checked out his website.

    He sounds like a garden variety Libertarian.
     
  7. StruckANerve thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He is. But he is also a Libertarian that has effectively applied his ideas to a state economy.
     
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    Thanks. I'm really liking what I've seen so far.
     
  9. AP_piano295, May 23, 2011
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    He's also not a loon like Paul.

    I might not agree with him on everything but he's no ass hole and he has a back bone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l21NyLne9Xw&feature=related
     
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    Does that mean he tells the poor to figure it out for themselves, while at the same time giving tax breaks to corporations, the rich, and business?

    mmm-MMM! Gotta love those Libertarians! :rolleyes:
     
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    Like Cain, I don't expect him to get very far in the GOP primary without making the same Faustian deal McCain made.

    That said, it will be interesting to see how these small 'L' libertarians move their party's platform, Johnson's stance on the drug war is the most interesting and I'd much rather see a policy debate between Johnson and Pres. Obama than the circus of a Palin or Gingrich nomination.
     
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    I wouldnt vote for him, but he does seem to be one of the better republicans out there. I at least wouldnt be utterly terrified if he won. However, I dont think he has any chance of winning the primary without radicalizing and going off the deep end.
     
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    Based on how the Republican Party has acted these past 10 or so years, I won't vote for one for national office. Clear out the wing nuts and crazies and we'll talk.
     
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    He sounds pretty good. The GOP will never nominate him though. He's pro-choice and pro-gay rights. He should run as a Democrat in 2016 and stick to his fiscal principles. He'd probably get nominated and win. He's too left wing for the GOP to nominate.
     
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    I conquer. You have to drink the Koolaid to be nominated GOPper. No deviations allowed.
     
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    Pretty much. There's no way in hell they would even consider him.
     
  17. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Just look at his interview with Hannity I posted, it's pretty clear that fox isn't a fan of the guy.

    It is really to bad, having two (or more) legitimate parties would be good for this country.
     
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    Gary Johnson Calls Family Leader Pledge “Offensive and Unrepublican”

     
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    If he didn't believe in slashing medicare, medicaid, and social security he could probably win a Democrat nomination. :D
     
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    He believes those services can still be provided by local state Govts with funding assistance from the Fed in the form of Block Grants. He advocates efficiency in Govt. Those three programs are bloated and some cuts need to be made. I don't know how you can argue that Medicare and SS can be maintained as they currently are.
     
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    He's like a moderate Ron Paul.

    Still an economic Republican though.
     
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    Sounds better than most repubs at this time. Quite frankly this election would be a fairly easy win for a moderate center right candidate with a good campaign. Obama couldn't even get anything done with a major majority in congress.
     
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    I have my quibbles with him, but he sounds reasonable and (shocker) moderate. If he could get mainstream support, I think he could win in a landslide--but I doubt Fox will let him last long--they don't like him.

    This, a thousand times over.
     
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    What social program doesn't require tweaks of one kind or another over time?

    Each might need adjusting to be maintained in the long run.

    But neither needs to be dismantled.
     
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    Yes, but the problem is political in nature. Those who stand to benefit the most from programs like Medicare and SS also happen to be, historically, the most reliable voting bloc. No politician in his right mind wants to go anywhere near those programs for fear of not being a politician any longer.

    The smart thing to do for those of us not anywhere close to retirement age is to plan for the future as though it's not going to be there.
     

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