Yesterday, 07:56 AM
As stated before, my choice in November will be the LP nominee. I must have struck a nerve, look at all the misdirection going on. My point was, some are 100% with us, some are 100% against us, and some things are mixed bags. A is not B, and calling a mixed bag a 100% anything is pursuing a binary mindset, whereas pointing this out is not pursuing a binary mindset. You do realize the cartoon in the video was decrying the usual non-choice foisted on us by the kingmakers of puppet A versus puppet B, not the current election situation, where a rogue billionaire defeated all the A puppets, and is now going up against puppet B?
Despite being a mixed bag, Trump found a way to engage a winning coalition and confront the elite, that we have not. Likewise, the NR article was a mixed bag, and Johnson is a mixed bag, as his social liberalism is not libertarian, and increasing state spending in NM over his term is not the same thing as reducing spending, as per fiscal restraint.
I talked to Johnson at the recent LPNY convention about this issue, and he agreed he needed more help in navigating pragmatism and principle. He is overall libertarian in theme, and he is working on finding the winning coalition by pulling equally from what are normally Democratic and Republican universes. That is why he is in the double digits. Instead of obsessing in binary Manichaeism, we should be working from such successful examples and building a liberty strategy that works.
This idea of a coalition is based on Republicans robotically voting for whomever the nominee is, which we see is problematic in the case of Trump, as it turned out to be for Romney and McCain. As with those previous election cycles, earlier polls do not dictate the fall results. Why do you expect either Paul, who in the primaries made no strong effort to engage social conservatives, or the outsider trend, or defeat the MSM/leadership obstacles, or to challenge the WOT premises of the war party, to automatically get those fall voters any more than McCain and Romney did?