Now that Gary Johnson has left the Republican Party, he will become political power house and help frame political discourse.Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
The Gary Johnson press conference is now over.
The Republican Party snubbed Gary and now they “will get what they wished for and will pay tenfold…..” That said, I see Gary Johnson being a POWER HOUSE in very much the same way Ross Perot was in 1992.
Remember Ross Perot from 20 years ago and who was concerned about free trade, federal budget deficits, and the U.S. national debt? I see the same parallel and we can learn from history. Gary Johnson WILL INDEED influence the direction as he does his best to frame political discourse. Like Ross Perot….Gary will indeed have an important effect on the 2012 election.
The new House Congressional Poll ratings will hurt the Republican Party since in essence they became the “Party of Hell No” instead of being the party of solutions. More than ever we need to go back to working on
SOLUTIONS….shedding the partisanship. We need to go back to the Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill days. We are hungry for that. We can no longer support the Tea Party and those who chant Hell No to everything. Americans want politicians to do what they are paid to do and work with each other across the political aisle for what is in the best interest of the United States. More Tea Party supporters have proven to be divisive with their “Hell No” to everything approach and it is destroying the unity message we yearn for because a house divided will not stand.
From University of California — Berkeley: “Moreover, although there remains some debate about Perot’s impact on the outcome of the election, most analysts conclude that his presence (Perot won 18.9% of the popular vote) drew support away from incumbent Republican President George H.W. Bush (who won 37.5%) and helped swing the election to Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas (43%). The 1992 election was also significant in that it ended twelve years of Republican control of the White House and marked just the fourth time in the twentieth century that a sitting President was denied re-election.”
Some interesting quotes I heard Gary Johnson say today:
I got snubbed by Republican Party.
Tired of crony capitalism.
Being on the ballot in all 50 states cannot be downplayed.
61% of Americans would vote for 3RD party presidential candidate.
Drug laws discriminatory against person of color….if a person of color gets conviction of drug related violations they are 4 times more likely to wind up in jail than a white person.
Gary Johnson differs in views with Ron Paul in the border security department (which I knew that all along) even though Ron Paulers will debate and aruge with me on this. Bottom line: Gary Johnson had the most reasonable immigration reform views when he was running as the 2012 Republican Presidential primary election candidate.
Gary no longer has to worry about pissing off the Republican Party. He is now truly a free spirit and a free agent and he can speak what he is convicted to speak on. Nobody can shut up Gary now, and that makes him politically dangerous. I like that, and I applaud his bold move.