Gary Johnson: Family Leader pledge gives Republicans a bad name

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    Johnson continues to be by far the most reasonable Republican running for the Presidency in 2012. It's too bad he doesn't get nearly enough attention.

    Gary Johnson: Family Leader pledge gives Republicans a bad name | Iowa Caucuses

    Rest of his statement after the jump, worth the read.
     
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    funny that the rightwingnuts are eerily quiet.
     
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    Johnson's better than most Republicans running, but his sketchy stance on Guantanamo Bay turned me off from him.
     
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    While I don't support Johnson as my choice for 2012 like I use to, I still think he's by far the most reasonable Republican in 2012. For those who haven't heard much about him, he's Ron Paul without the religious baggage. He's a true Libertarian and more of a real Conservative than most so-called Conservatives in the GOP.
     
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    at least he's not insane.... but he probably figured out that the right goes into meltdown when anyone talks about closing gitmo.

    i heard him talk. he's better than most of the libertarian types and doesn't think government should make moral judgments for us.

    which is why he doesn't stand a chance.
     
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    What makes him a "true libertarian?"
     
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    Well at first he stated he supported keeping Gitmo open, but then put up on his website that he would support closing it. So his position now is to close it, but to me that's sketchy considering what he said before.
     
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    You're the one that piqued my interest in him.
    I haven't been disappointed by him, just the MM's coverage of him.
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    people change their minds. if that's your only issue with him, then maybe he's your guy.

    no one is ideologically pure. nor can we expect people to be. i find pragmatism mixed with an idea of what is right and wrong works pretty well. but then again, i tend not to get ideologues.
     
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    And to the Old Bush Base, much of the TPM, and social conservatives in general, the above is heresy.

    This is indicative of the conflict between the radial social rightists from the South and the more moderate Old Guard from the Mid West and Mountain West, like McCain, Romney, and Johnson. Indeed, it was McCain who experience the savage extremism of Southern social conservatives prior to the 2000 South Carolina primary.
     

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