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    Libertarian Party Boss says Vote for Romney

    Wayne Root defects from LP to GOP - Charlotte Libertarian | Examiner.com

    This is the Libertarian Party's 2008 VP nominee. He says this election is too important to split the vote. He was on FNC this morning making his case.

    To add insult to injury, Root announced that he is endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying, “I don’t deny that Romney and Ryan aren’t libertarians, but Romney is a pro-business capitalist and Obama is a Marxist-socialist. The economy has been trashed. This is about my kids’ future, it’s about my businesses. There is no hope for America if Obama is re-elected.”
    Here is a link to his letter:
    http://www.independentpoliticalrepor...s-senate-seat/

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    That's dumb.
    Libertarians: Diligently plotting to take over the world and leave you alone.

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    Interesting that both the 2008 LP Presidential and VP candidates have come out for Romney... how long until the "they aren't real libertarians" comments start popping up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Liberal View Post
    That's dumb.
    The guy makes a logical argument for voting for the lesser of 2 evils because he believes that splitting the vote and allowing Obama a second term could push the USA past its tipping point and you make an ignorant comment that provides no real insight or contribution to this thread.

    As a Libertarian myself, I cannot see a way for me to vote for Gary Johnson, despite the fact that I supported his campaign early on and still believe in most of his ideals. If he splits off too many voters away from Romney then its clear we will have another Obama term and that will damage this nation more than I can imagine.



    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Interesting that both the 2008 LP Presidential and VP candidates have come out for Romney... how long until the "they aren't real libertarians" comments start popping up...
    Rand Paul also fully endorsed Mitt Romeny and, while Ron Paul won't "fully endorse" Romney he also has not indicated any support for anyone else.

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    My comment was not ignorant. There are many reasons I sumerized it to just that. I have elaborated in other threads why I can't and won't vote for Romney.
    Changing your vote from third party to Romney is dumb. Makes me certainly question their IQ? Most everyone knows that a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama, as they are both so similar. My vote is for who will be best at the presidency, not "let's vote out this horrible man with this other guy we will dislike just as much"...that is dumb.
    Libertarians: Diligently plotting to take over the world and leave you alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Liberal View Post
    Changing your vote from third party to Romney is dumb.
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Liberal View Post
    Most everyone knows that a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama
    Where is your evidence that "most everyone knows that" because I think that polling data would disprove your statement pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post

    Where is your evidence that "most everyone knows that" because I think that polling data would disprove your statement pretty quickly.
    There is none, it is the standard excuse to justify one's decision to live in their black and white, all or nothing, my way (L) is the only way, Romney's no different than Obama world. But hey, everyone's entitled to their opinion.

    IMO, we hopefully will see more people finally coming to grips with the reality that we all face that another Obama term is very dangerous, and would push us well past the point of no return. IF we haven't moved past that point already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
    There is none, it is the standard excuse to justify one's decision to live in their black and white, all or nothing, my way (L) is the only way, Romney's no different than Obama world. But hey, everyone's entitled to their opinion.

    IMO, we hopefully will see more people finally coming to grips with the reality that we all face that another Obama term is very dangerous, and would push us well past the point of no return. IF we haven't moved past that point already.

    OK now I get it.

    So basically what you are saying is that Wayne Root, the former Libertarian VP nominee, was a freaking genius in the eyes of people like "Classic Liberal" while he was a Libertarian, but as soon as Mr Root decided that there are some bigger issues to deal with, then he is an idiot who knows nothing and that logical thought makes no sense . . . even if pure logic is one of the principles upon which Libertarian ideals rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post
    OK now I get it.

    So basically what you are saying is that Wayne Root, the former Libertarian VP nominee, was a freaking genius in the eyes of people like "Classic Liberal" while he was a Libertarian, but as soon as Mr Root decided that there are some bigger issues to deal with, then he is an idiot who knows nothing and that logical thought makes no sense . . . even if pure logic is one of the principles upon which Libertarian ideals rest
    Yes, as soon as someone like Root moves off the plantation and realizes Obama is the enemy (yes that's how I feel about him POLITICALLY) and decides to look at the world realistically ie, there ARE shades of gray, they are renounced as heretics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
    Yes, as soon as someone . . . moves off the plantation and realizes . . . there ARE shades of gray, they are renounced as heretics.
    So that explains why I still have LIBERTARIAN bumper stickers, why I still donate to the LIBERTARIAN party, but am shunned because I have made the choice to hold my nose and vote for Romney this time.

    It explains why I have my Ron Paul shirt and coffee mug and why I have my Gary Johnson bumper sticker that says "WE HAVE BROWNIES" and why people think I'm wrong for making a rational choice of trying to remove Obama from the White House instead of 'voting my principles' and leaving him in the Oval Office for 4 more years because I split my vote.

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