"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gary Johnson to run as a Libertarian?

GOP Governor Gary Johnson may run for President on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2012.

"They (the GOP) certainly don't want anything to do with ideas, only protecting the status quo."  - - - Governor Gary Johnson

By Gary;

Is GOP Governor Gary Johnson a sore loser?  or has his party abandoned him?

I would have to say a little bit of both. 

Johnson is being slapped in the face with the most horrible of all realities  -  that no one in the world really gives a rat's ass what any of us think.  Johnson was a good Libertarian-Republican Governor, but no one cares.  New Mexico is a small state and GOP voters around the country are not interested in Johnson or his state.  Sorry.  Such is life.

On the other hand, the GOP has indeed abandoned the small government ideas that Johnson supports.  Ron Paul is on his 2nd GOP Presidential campaign and even with multiple debates Paul still ranks this week at only 8% nationally.  Translation.  After listening to Paul's small government ideas in 2008 and 2011 some 92% of GOP voters have no interest.

That lack of Republican interest in the small, Constitutional government established by our Federalist Founding Fathers is reflected in the real legislative actions of the GOP Congress from 1995 to 2007 and in this year's 2011 GOP House.  Under GOP control spending was never cut and in fact grew.  

Based on the big government programs they support, Republicans in Congress would be considered radical FDR New Dealers back in 1933.  Republicans like big government programs.  They just don't want to pay for them.

Now former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is considering running on the Libertarian Party ticket.

"I feel abandoned by the Republican Party," Johnson told The New Mexican of Santa Fe in a phone interview. "The Republican Party has left me by the wayside. If I'd have been included in 16 of the last debates we wouldn't even be having this conversation."

The Libertarian Party has had more staying power than many minor parties and plans to run in all 50 states this year. But Johnson acknowledges its presidential candidates have generally received no more than 1 percent of the national vote.

While Johnson did better than former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and tied with businessman Herman Cain in a CNN poll in August, he has not been included in more recent polls. He blames the national news media for deciding who the candidates are and the Republican National Committee for giving the press that power.

"They certainly don't want anything to do with ideas, only protecting the status quo," he said.

Johnson filed a complaint last week with the Federal Election Commission about his near shutout from the many Republican debates. In response, the RNC's chief counsel, John R. Phillippe Jr., pointed out 21 candidates have filed for the New Hampshire primary.   (UPI.com)

Classical Liberal President Grover Cleveland had the last administration that truly favored a limited Constitutional Republic.  Since then Presidents of both parties have grown a centralized Big Brother State, big spending Federal programs to buy votes and the Marxist re-distribution of wealth through the income tax.  

No comments: