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« on: June 22, 2012, 01:04:53 pm »
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Well?
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 01:18:55 pm »
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Frankly- I believe he hurts Obama more! A Paul third party candidacy may be worse for Romney but I believe Johnson is further to the left then Paul
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 01:40:53 pm »
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No more than Badnarik spoiled it for Bush in 2004.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 01:41:35 pm »
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Yeah, I doubt Johnson will have much impact at all.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 01:42:41 pm »
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No, at the end of the day, he wont spoil it for Mitt.  The Libs also got a high profile nominee in 2008 (Former US House Member Bob Barr)... in the end, not a hill of beans difference in the overall vote (Although add Barr's votes to McCain's in NC and IN and he'd have won both)
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 03:39:34 pm »
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If he wanted to make noise he'd have to gain a majority of the Paul supporters. I personally like Gary but other Paul supports are cautious about him because of his views on abortion, the fed and US interventions in genocides ( Though he does state only if congress gives them a declaration of war)
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 03:45:21 pm »
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No.  The states Johnson has any chance of getting anything other than protest votes that either would go to some other third party candidate or would stay home are not the states that are likely to provide the 270th EV.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 03:55:45 pm »
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Only if the election comes down to a western state, say Nevada or Colorado, where I think Johnson will fare best. Then again, the margin will have to be extremely narrow for him to have cost Romney the White House.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 05:57:04 pm »
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I like Gary too, but I think this election is going to resemble 2004 when a whopping 99.0% voted two party
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 07:03:56 pm »
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I don't think anyone's going to miss his .3% of the vote.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 07:11:57 pm »
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I don't think anyone's going to miss his .3% of the vote.
I think he can crack 1% if he gets a decent chunk of NM and can get enough Paulite votes
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 10:45:13 am »
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Frankly- I believe he hurts Obama more! A Paul third party candidacy may be worse for Romney but I believe Johnson is further to the left then Paul

Johnson might have some appeal to Nader voters and disaffected liberals, but these are generally people who will either stay home or vote third party anyway, so it's not too much of a threat to Obama. Johnson hurts Romney by splitting the anti-incumbent vote. Anyway, I doubt he gets 1% of the PV, so he'll most likely end up being a non-factor.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 11:15:35 am »
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Ron Paul would spoil the election for Romney. Johnson may hurt Obama a little, but I don't expect him to have much of an impact at all.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 11:54:49 am »
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Johnson is to the left of Ron Paul on social issues, basically a left Libertarian.
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