On November 6th I wish a man like Libertarian Party nominee, Gary Johnson was going to be elected President of the United States. I wish that he was joined by like minded members of Congress and that we could begin immediately dismantling the federal bureaucracy that is strangling this nation. I also wish I was six four with a 105 mile per hour fastball.
On the morning of November 7th, either Barrack Obama or Mitt Romney is going to be elected president. Gary Johnson has no shot, and anyone that tells you different is stupid, delusional, or naïve. You may not like it, but it is the same as not liking Hurricane Sandy. Hate it all you want, but there is nothing you can do to stop it. Given that; Libertarians have only four choices when voting for President; Obama, Romney, Johnson, or No Vote. Let’s look at each one.
Let’s dismiss “No Vote” out of hand. If you are reading this, you care about this country and your vote is the one thing you can do to make a difference.
As for voting for Obama, there is little to attract a Libertarian. Yes, I understand on social issues he might be closer to you. But, his record on gun control is 180 degrees of yours, his record on foreign policy hardly mirrors what Libertarians stand for, and most importantly he is the anti-Christ to a Libertarian who wants smaller government and a government that leaves people alone. A Libertarian who votes for Obama must be a single issue voter, and might as well register as a Democrat.
I can hear the hard core Libertarians yelling; “There is only one choice! Vote for Gary Johnson!”
I am a firm believer in that voting for your party, straight down the line, is the way to go. However, with the exception of a handful of state offices, Libertarians can’t be elected. Being a Libertarian is tough. It’s like being a Navy Seal; there are only a few that are up to the standards. Libertarians believe that you take out a loan for a house, you pay it back. No bailouts. If you get sick, you should have either savings or your own insurance. The government has no part in it. When life kicks you in the teeth, the Libertarian carves his own dentures. This rugged individualistic attitude does not attract enough people to get a Libertarian candidate elected, in most cases. Sorry, but that is the way it is. Gary Johnson is not going to win. It won’t be close.
Now I hear those same Libertarians scream
“I don’t care! I’m sending a message to those bastards!”