Gary Johnson: I Will End the War in Afghanistan and Bring Our Troops Home Now

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    Gary Johnson: I Will End the War in Afghanistan and Bring Our Troops Home Now

    I still don't support Gary Johnson, but he's obviously much better than Obama or Romney on foreign policy.
     
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    He's a better choice ---- Period..

    It's comforting that I'm offered a valid vetted alternative to the Obama/Romney choice.. Probably time to make a donation. Maybe Gary can buy a personality...
     
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    Well, yes, that's true. I still won't vote for him as he's not quite a noninterventionist.
     
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    So you're obviously going to hold out for a TRUE non-interventionalist -- like Obama or Romney...

    Good Plan... :eusa_pray: BTW -- define non-intervention.
     
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    I wonder why 'conservatives' aren't lining up to support Gary Johnson? I wonder why the 'Tea Party' types who are allegedly 'fiscally conservative' aren't throwing their support behind Gary Johnson. For all of their talk about 'conservative principles' , that bunch of horse shit goes right out of the window as they line up to support the allegedly dreaded 'establishment candidate'. In short most of them are a bunch of lying BLOWHARDS.

    Gary Johnson will have my vote this time around. there's NO way I will vote for President Obama or Willard Romney. I would love to see him team up with Ron Paul.
     
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    I find this to be a pretty interesting excerpt from the article in the OP:
    "This election year, if our choices are the Democrat Obama and the Republican Romney, without Dr. Ron Paul, where is the non-intervention option? Most Americans are hard pressed to find a difference between Romney and Obama when it comes to intervention." Hopefully that's the 'writing on the wall' for a Johnson/ Paul 2012 ticket.
     
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    It's clear that Rep Party faithfuls (especially their mouthpieces in the press and radio) declared that Ron Paul would be a wonderful candidate if his foreign policy just wasn't "so misguided". Convienient excuse that was.. OR

    Do they really believe that ending 10 years of futile conflict in Afghan and changing 25 or 30 years of HORRIBLE policy in Iraq is a deal-breaker? You may be entirely correct to fling the "lying BLOWHARDS" label.. They are looking for excuses to keep rewarding the "home team" for being less sucky than the competition....

    Voting 3rd party is a meaningful statement. Keeping the 2 party monopoly just rewards the behaviour that got us to the brink of disaster and a huge loss of freedom....
     
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    Throw whoever you like into office. Let's see who you end up with.
     
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    Excellent post, excellent points! We do need to keep the 'two party' system in check with multiple party options. If you or other people listen to 'conservative' talk radio or 'talk TV', all they were railing against is the 'establishment candidate' aka Mitt Romney. They try to portray themselves as the majority in the republican party and America, yet their so-called 'conservatives' never seem to win and they windup supporting the very 'establishment ' candidate whom they railed against!
     
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    Actually -- I'm a lot pickier than that.. I prefer a 2 term governor with a record of vetoing excess spending who left New Mexico in excellent financial shape. He has no apparent ego, agenda, or much of a personality at all. Imagine that... Qualified, tested and shunned by the Republican establishment. Sounds perfect to me..

    Now if the Libertarians do the heavy lifting of getting him on 50 state ballots, EVERYONE will have "an alternative".
     

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