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« on: November 14, 2008, 04:31:29 pm »
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Former Governor Gary Johnson is not commenting about a Libertarian blogger who says Johnson is ready to run for president in 2012.

Charles Frohman wrote: "I met with Gary for a couple hours at his new mansion in Taos, New Mexico, and got confirmation of his interest in running for the 2012 presidency."

Eyewitness News 4 caught up with Johnson in Santa Fe Wednesday night after he rode his bike down from Taos.

"To comment at all before Obama is even inaugurated would just be totally inappropriate, totally inappropriate. I think people are ready to throw up over presidential politics,” Johnson said.

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 04:50:23 pm »
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I'd support him over someone like Palin or Huckabee.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 04:51:51 pm »
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Saw him on C-SPAN during Paul's Rassemblement.  Not a bad guy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 04:53:12 pm »
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I'd vote for him if I wasn't living in a swing state at that point in my life.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 04:58:46 pm »
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I'd vote for him if I wasn't living in a swing state at that point in my life.

To clarify, from what I've read on this elsewhere, I don't think anyone knows whether he'd run as a Republican or a Libertarian.  He may decide to go the GOP route, just because the GOP primary debates give you lots of free exposure (as with Ron Paul in 2008).

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 05:01:32 pm »
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If he happens to run on the GOP ticket and win, I'd probably vote 3rd party or write-in.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 05:03:22 pm »
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I'd vote for him if I wasn't living in a swing state at that point in my life.

To clarify, from what I've read on this elsewhere, I don't think anyone knows whether he'd run as a Republican or a Libertarian.  He may decide to go the GOP route, just because the GOP primary debates give you lots of free exposure (as with Ron Paul in 2008).



Ah, I was assuming he was going to run for the Libertarian nomination. If he runs in the Republican Primary I'd vote for him if I lived in a state with open primaries. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 07:50:46 pm »
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If he could do for America what he did for New Mexico... *eyes glaze over, drools*
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 08:12:57 pm »
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I can't see him being more than a Tom Vilsack or Ron Paul like candidate.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 08:15:02 pm »
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I can't see him being more than a Tom Vilsack or Ron Paul like candidate.
How are they comparable?

Vilsack was a moderate candidate who hoped to have a real shot
Paul was a fringe candidate devoted to rallying his cause

Gary Johnson 2012!  I think I did a TL dreaming about this scenario
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 08:15:59 pm »
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     If he even got the GOP nomination, I would go around with an R-CA avatar until election day.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 08:20:46 pm »
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I can't see him being more than a Tom Vilsack or Ron Paul like candidate.
How are they comparable?

Vilsack was a moderate candidate who hoped to have a real shot
Paul was a fringe candidate devoted to rallying his cause

Gary Johnson 2012!  I think I did a TL dreaming about this scenario

I meant to say that he could either be a guy who announces his run for the presidency, but decides at the last minute that he doesn't want to run; or a guy who (as you said) rallies people for his cause.

I'll give you some credit, if the Iraq War isn't an issue by 2012, he might have a chance.  I have to check out his positions on Israel/Iran/Palestinians first to make sure, though.

PS.  I can't really see him rallying the evangelical base.  Maybe its just me.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 09:22:42 pm »
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Being the devoted cultist I am, I’m still holding out hope for another Paul run. Failing him, let’s give Mitt another go at it. But I would give serious consideration to Johnson, for what little that‘s worth.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008, 10:07:53 pm »
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Gary Johnson - Presidential candidate?  lol...
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008, 10:20:09 pm »
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Gary Johnson - Presidential candidate?  lol...
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 10:46:41 pm »
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If Ron Paul doesn't run again, then I will support Gary Johnson.
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 10:53:10 pm »
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Also in the rumor mill is that Paul has not completely ruled out running in 2012 and that Johnson won't run if Paul runs.

And SPC posts the same thing as I'm typing this.
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2008, 12:36:50 am »
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Wasn't he rumored for 2008 around 2004?
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2008, 10:28:36 am »
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I love Ron Paul to death but running at 77?
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2008, 10:39:17 am »
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I love Ron Paul to death but running at 77?

I know its old but he's in good health right now.
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2008, 11:04:48 am »
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I love Ron Paul to death but running at 77?

I know its old but he's in good health right now.
This is true, he does look hes about 55-60.  I think maybe another run or at the least appointing Johnson as the successor to him
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2008, 11:06:57 am »
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He's one of a very small few whom I would even consider voting for over Obama in a 2012 GE matchup.
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2008, 04:48:10 pm »
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Paul/Johnson would've been a good libertarian ticket in 2004 or 2008.
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2008, 06:09:24 pm »
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    If he even got the GOP nomination, I would go around with an R-CA avatar until election day.
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2008, 10:34:35 pm »
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    If he even got the GOP nomination, I would go around with an R-CA avatar until election day.
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