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Jeremy
10-25-2008, 09:32 AM
Johnson was thinking about running on the LP ticket in 2004, but decided not to. So he is interested in running for POTUS... And I also remember someone here was told by Gary that he will run for something in the future.

klamath
10-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Johnson was thinking about running on the LP ticket in 2004, but decided not to. So he is interested in running for POTUS... And I also remember someone here was told by Gary that he will run for something in the future.

He needs to get up the NH now and get to know the people there on a first name basis. Don't repeat RP's mistake.

liberteebell
10-25-2008, 10:21 AM
Gary Johnson needs early name recognition. I'm telling everyone I know about him.

Maybe we shoud start writing him too and get him used to the idea that we've decided he's running in 2012 :p

MRoCkEd
10-25-2008, 10:39 AM
He needs to get up the NH now and get to know the people there on a first name basis. Don't repeat RP's mistake.
If he starts now, he should be able to canvas every single house :p

dr. hfn
10-25-2008, 11:10 AM
build up a base in New Hampshire and the first primary states!

RonPaulFanInGA
10-25-2008, 11:33 AM
Johnson needs to run for the 2012 republican nomination, with Ron Paul's endorsement.

A Libertarian run is a waste of time.

"Veto" Johnson, as a two-term governor of New Mexico, would have a lot of appeal to people outside Ron Paul's base. I really think he could win.

MRoCkEd
10-25-2008, 11:47 AM
Johnson needs to run for the 2012 republican nomination, with Ron Paul's endorsement.

A Libertarian run is a waste of time.

"Veto" Johnson, as a two-term governor of New Mexico, would have a lot of appeal to people outside Ron Paul's base. I really think he could win.
We need to cover all our grounds:
Johnson running for the republican nomination, and if it looks like he won't win, ventura for an indy run

ItsTime
10-25-2008, 11:54 AM
Im bringing this up in our next meet up group meeting.

nbruno322
10-25-2008, 12:12 PM
Gary should def. consider running in 2012 with the REPUBLICAN ticket. Here is how I see it: the Republicans will get thrashed in this election and hopefully realize that their only chance to win in the future is to dump the neo-con platform and embrace the policies they used to stand for (the Paul platform). After 4 years of an even bigger welfare imperialist state with other Constitution killing policies under Obama things will be ripe for a true Republican.. Gary Johnson would be a good choice.

Kotin
10-25-2008, 12:56 PM
Gary should def. consider running in 2012 with the REPUBLICAN ticket. Here is how I see it: the Republicans will get thrashed in this election and hopefully realize that their only chance to win in the future is to dump the neo-con platform and embrace the policies they used to stand for (the Paul platform). After 4 years of an even bigger welfare imperialist state with other Constitution killing policies under Obama things will be ripe for a true Republican.. Gary Johnson would be a good choice.

agreed.

MRoCkEd
10-25-2008, 01:00 PM
RP said he has no plans to run, is 99% sure he won't, and hopes there is someone else running that he can support
I think Ron should encourage Johnson to run

Jeremy
10-25-2008, 01:09 PM
We need to cover all our grounds:
Johnson running for the republican nomination, and if it looks like he won't win, ventura for an indy run

I don't know if I'd vote for Ventura even then. But let's say Gary doesn't get GOP nomination... he can still run on LP and CP. Ron Paul would have something to lose, but not Gary unless he wants to run for the nomination again. But I think a governor is considered way more mainstream compared to RP's position as a congressman... I really hope he decides to run.

Austin
10-25-2008, 02:55 PM
I don't know if I'd vote for Ventura even then. But let's say Gary doesn't get GOP nomination... he can still run on LP and CP. Ron Paul would have something to lose, but not Gary unless he wants to run for the nomination again. But I think a governor is considered way more mainstream compared to RP's position as a congressman... I really hope he decides to run.

Not true. There are still 'sore loser' laws that prevent people from getting on ballot if they lost in a Republican/Democrat primary. That was likely one of the reasons Paul didn't do an Indy run this year..

Lovecraftian4Paul
10-25-2008, 03:31 PM
If Johnson is truly interested in running, he needs to give us a strong hint one way or another sometime in 2010. If the Ron Paul campaign has proved anything, it's that time is a virtue. This is the first year where so many states moved their primary election dates well into the winter. 2012 may be earlier still. If Johnson is running as a Republican or a third party candidate, we cannot begin campaigning soon enough to boost his name recognition and fund raising.

Jeremy
10-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Not true. There are still 'sore loser' laws that prevent people from getting on ballot if they lost in a Republican/Democrat primary. That was likely one of the reasons Paul didn't do an Indy run this year..

Oh yah... well that's not every state.

Alawn
10-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Gary should def. consider running in 2012 with the REPUBLICAN ticket. Here is how I see it: the Republicans will get thrashed in this election and hopefully realize that their only chance to win in the future is to dump the neo-con platform and embrace the policies they used to stand for (the Paul platform). After 4 years of an even bigger welfare imperialist state with other Constitution killing policies under Obama things will be ripe for a true Republican.. Gary Johnson would be a good choice.

What is more likely is that the republicans will lose miserably. Democrats completely take over everything and put in more socialism and world government than anyone could have imagined. Then the republicans decide they need to go even farther to the left in order to get elected. McCain will seem like a conservative compared to the new people running.

literatim
10-25-2008, 04:20 PM
What is more likely is that the republicans will lose miserably. Democrats completely take over everything and put in more socialism and world government than anyone could have imagined. Then the republicans decide they need to go even farther to the left in order to get elected. McCain will seem like a conservative compared to the new people running.

The economy is going to keep falling. People will want change again.

Alawn
10-25-2008, 04:25 PM
The economy is going to keep falling. People will want change again.

Don't bet on it. That isn't what happened in the depression. We have never gotten over the socialism that was started then.

Lucille
10-25-2008, 05:40 PM
Don't bet on it. That isn't what happened in the depression. We have never gotten over the socialism that was started then.

You sound like Stein (http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Nzk5MWY5YjU0MDI0ODFkYTZjMDQ2MjlhZDM0MjAwNTA=&w=MA==):


I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls “a point of no return”. It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, “Jimmy Carter’s second term”, but something far more transformative. The new president would front the fourth great wave of liberal annexation — the first being FDR’s New Deal, the second LBJ’s Great Society, and the third the incremental but remorseless cultural advance when Reagan conservatives began winning victories at the ballot box and liberals turned their attention to the other levers of the society, from grade school up. The terrorist educator William Ayers, Obama’s patron in Chicago, is an exemplar of the last model: forty years ago, he was in favor of blowing up public buildings; then he figured out it was easier to get inside and undermine them from within.

All three liberal waves have transformed American expectations of the state. The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it.

[...]

An Obama Administration will pitch America toward EU domestic policy and UN foreign policy. Thomas Sowell is right: It would be a “point of no return”, the most explicit repudiation of the animating principles of America. For a vigilant republic of limited government and self-reliant citizens, it would be a Declaration of Dependence.

Blech. All the grabby people in this country are really tickin' me off. DIY, losers!

They're bringing down the Republic, for God's sake!

Definitely, Johnson 2012!

Alawn
10-25-2008, 05:53 PM
Well he sounds about right to me. I'm all for continuing to fight and trying to get Johnson elected but I am just being realistic here. The other people running for the GOP nomination will be even farther left than the ones this time around. Socialist and world government policies never go away once implemented. Never. We will get a ton more that will be accepted as the normal. This country has been on a steady path in that direction and the republicans have been more than willing to follow it. A moderate person from 40 years ago would be an extremest now. At a certain point you reach the point of no return and we are getting mighty close to it.