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« on: October 03, 2012, 08:11:15 am »

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http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/111353-libertarian-candidate-gary-johnson-open-to-running-in-2016

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson would run for president again in four years if he's not elected in November, the candidate announced during a town hall meeting Tuesday night.

"As long as I'm relevant, I will continue this through 2016," Johnson said during the meeting, which was simulcast live online.

That's a pretty big if....
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 09:29:23 am »
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I disagree with many of his views... but the selfishness of the Pauls in not getting behind his candidacy makes me pity the man
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 12:18:01 pm »
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If he does well this round (over a percentage point) then sure.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 02:24:07 pm »
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I disagree with many of his views... but the selfishness of the Paul's in not getting behind his candidacy makes me pity the man
I would not call it selfish at all. Ron Paul got behind Chuck Baldwin in 2008, and Chuck Baldwin was a radio pastor that only those in the Constitution Party would know of. Baldwin had a quarter of the money Johnson raises in just one month, and had little if any ground organization. But the key point was that Paul and Baldwin had the same views. Paul and Johnson do not. I still support Johnson, but I don't think Paul should have to endorse him.

Ron Paul is damned if he does endorse Johnson for "splitting votes", and damned if he didn't for being "selfish."
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 07:57:21 pm »
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I would vote for him if he got the chance... again.
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 08:26:39 pm »
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I'd vote for him if I'm not super-enthusiastic about the GOP candidate.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 09:27:26 pm »
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Well someone's gotta fill the gap between now and when it's Rand Paul's turn.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 01:13:07 pm »
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Would he run as a Republican?  He might get some traction as they reward 2nd time candidates. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 01:14:35 pm »
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Would he run as a Republican?  He might get some traction as they reward 2nd time candidates. 

Not ones who ran against the official nominee, or libertarians.
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