By Kevin “Coach” Collins
How many times have we seen a Republican lose a close race where a Libertarian candidate’s votes added to his/her total would have been the margin of victory? Many conservatives moan “If only the Libertarian wasn’t in the races, we’d win.” That’s nonsense of course given that most Libertarians are basically sideways Democrats anyway. When they run their own candidates Libertarians usually take more Democrat votes than Republican votes. Libertarians are no friends of Republicans, but this year things should be different.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s presence in this year’s race has the potential to be a real plus in the battle to unseat Barack Obama.
Some Democrat voters might not like Obama but would have real problems voting for a Republican. Johnson solves their problem.
His positions make him attractive to Democrats but repulsive to all but the most ardent Mitt Romney haters – most of whom would likely stay home rather than vote for Johnson whom they will see as “Romney-lite.”
Since Johnson is pro-choice, highly thought of by the ACLU, wants to make serious cuts in Defense spending, supports Gay marriage, is for legalized marijuana and is quite soft on illegal aliens; disaffected Democrats can feel comfortable voting for him. In doing so they can avoid voting for either a Republican or Barack Obama.
A portion of rank and file Democrats of various voting blocs are not happy about having to vote for Barack Obama. A small but growing percentage of Jewish Democrats are having second thoughts about voting for a man they have come to recognize as an enemy of Israel. The 40% of union workers who don’t want to vote for Obama, but reflexively reject supporting a Republican can vote for Johnson.
Gary Johnson will do much more damage to Barack Obama than Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party will do to Mitt Romney. Constitutionalist votes have been lost to the GOP for a long time, but Obama must count on the people Gary Johnson will siphon off.
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This day in history May 1
2001: The second conviction in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed 4 little girls was secured. The bombing was done by the Ku Klux Klan which has always been the terror arm of the Democratic Party. To read more about how Democrats have warred on African Americans for 200 years pick up your copy of Coach’s new book Crooks thugs and bigots the lost hidden and changed history of the Democratic Party at http://crooksthugsandbigots.com
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