NYT: Former Republican New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (now Libertarian) is worrying Republicans 2012 Presidential ElectionsMonday, October 15th, 2012
I predicted this would happen last year when the Republican Party mistreated Gary Johsnon when he was a GOP Presidential nominee but would not include him in the debates.
It appears the Ron Paul Revolution is alive and well via Gary Johnson.
Now it is “come to Jesus” time for the Republicans. Due to the GOP tent getting extremely small — facing extinction, they will now have to face the undue consequences of their actions with their elitism.
For those of you who don’t know who Gary Johnson is, he is the Libertarian candidate running for President. You see, he used to be a Republican when he was the Governor of New Mexico. 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 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, and I am told he will be on the ballot in 47 states so far in our Union, and his campaign is working tirelessly to get him on the other 3.
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.
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 in leaving the GOP for good and switching to the Libertarian Party.
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