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Wayne Root leaves Libertarian Party, backs Romney
United Liberty ^ | 09/06/2012 | Jason Pye

Posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT by SumProVita

Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party’s Vice Presidential nominee and political commentator, resigned this morning from the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) to, according to his resignation letter, “elect good people and change the direction of this country outside of a third party.”

In the letter to the LNC, which is available at Independent Political Report, Root explains that his decision much is not unlike those of previous Libertarian Party presidential candidates, including Ron Paul and David Koch; both of whom left the LP to become prominent Republicans.

When I asked if he was now backing Mitt Romney, Root responded, “I am,” adding, “I don’t deny that Romney and Ryan aren’t libertarians, but Romney is a pro-business capitalist and Obama is a Marxist-socialist.”

(Excerpt) Read more at unitedliberty.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; election; libertarian; libertarians; thirdparty; wayneallynroot
A win for logic...because...Obama MUST be defeated.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:30 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

He KNOWS how bad it is and realizes we MUST defeat Obama.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 5:45:36 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom; SumProVita
All of which rather demonstrates the claim that the Libertarian party candidates on the Republican lineup were merely "stalking horses" for Romney ~ they made sure his 22% primary showings looked presentable and didn't tar him as the hopeless loser he really was.

So, next time, don't let the Libertarians run in Republican primaries.

3 posted on 09/07/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SumProVita

Thank you Mr. Root..


4 posted on 09/07/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SumProVita

Never thought I would support Romney. Never! I even find Palin too big-government. But I am giving my time and money to the Romney cause. We must defeat Obama and his hellish ideology. No other choice.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: SumProVita

If Obama does not lose, it will all be moot anyway. Further, the tea party has effectively taken over the GOP at every level except the presidential nomination process this year. Why start one from scratch when you have basically co-opted one and you just need one or two more election cycles to take full control?


6 posted on 09/07/2012 6:19:55 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: SumProVita

More importantly, who does he have in the Steelers-Broncos Sunday Night Game?

I like Wayne, I’m glad at least one big-L Libertarian realizes Barry must be sent packing.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile)
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To: muawiyah
the Libertarian party candidates on the Republican lineup were merely "stalking horses" for Romney

Ron Paul was one - who were the others?

8 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Johnson signed up ~ there are 13 candidates who announced besides the 3 lifelong Conservative Republicans.

I think the others should be looked at quite carefully. Romney's beliefs do not vary much ~ if at all ~ from the run of the mill Libertarian anyway.

They were organized enough to suck in naive people like those we've learned to call Mittbots and run a hustle on the GOP-e ~ which was distracted by the TEAParty.

9 posted on 09/07/2012 8:07:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

BTW, the Paul as stalking horse theory has been out there for several years ~ and there’s also the Michelle Bachmann “stalking horse” thesis ~ and I can’t help but noting that she actually left her childhood church to join a different one during the campaign ~ something highly unusual ~ and worthy of further examination in light of the outcome in the war for the nomination.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
the Libertarian party candidates on the Republican lineup were merely "stalking horses" for Romney ~ they made sure his 22% primary showings looked presentable

Ron Paul was one - who were the others?

Johnson signed up ~ there are 13 candidates who announced besides the 3 lifelong Conservative Republicans.

And what was the vote total for all non-Paul LP candidates - was it really enough to make Romney's 22% look presentable?

Romney's beliefs do not vary much ~ if at all ~ from the run of the mill Libertarian anyway.

His currently professed beliefs, perhaps - his record, on the other hand ...

there’s also the Michelle Bachmann “stalking horse” thesis

Does she have any ties to the LP?

11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

hmm, Michelle ~ a tax lawyer ~ with friends on the inside of IRS ~ guess she’s privileged to believe anything she wants but she still has bills to be paid.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
When you are lined up by height it's good to have the shortest guy to your left ~ and if you don't have one of them, it's good to get one eh.

Just a little thought from the guy who always knew who that shortest guy to the left was ~

13 posted on 09/07/2012 9:05:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
hmm, Michelle ~ a tax lawyer ~ with friends on the inside of IRS ~ guess she’s privileged to believe anything she wants

So she has nothing to do with your claim that 'the Libertarian party candidates on the Republican lineup were merely "stalking horses" for Romney.'

14 posted on 09/07/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: muawiyah
And what was the vote total for all non-Paul LP candidates - was it really enough to make Romney's 22% look presentable?

When you are lined up by height it's good to have the shortest guy to your left ~ and if you don't have one of them, it's good to get one eh.

Just a little thought from the guy who always knew who that shortest guy to the left was ~

I like eggs.

15 posted on 09/07/2012 10:34:59 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: SumProVita

he really does Root for America.

I’ll enjoy his take down of Dingy Harry Reid in 2016.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

That’s good ~ I’m happy you like eggs. That you are unable to understand similes tells me why you probably had a hard time with that entrance test so many years ago.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 11:05:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

The question was whether she was an overt, a covert, or simply an invisible Romney stalking horse ~ now, do you think she is also, perhaps, a Libertarian?


18 posted on 09/07/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
The question was whether she was an overt, a covert, or simply an invisible Romney stalking horse

No, the questions was who (apart from Ron Paul) were your 'Libertarian party candidates on the Republican lineup [that] were merely "stalking horses" for Romney.'

19 posted on 09/07/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
We don't really know who all the Libertarians or their clones really were among the 13.

Michelle will have to come clean someday.

20 posted on 09/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
And what was the vote total for all non-Paul LP candidates - was it really enough to make Romney's 22% look presentable?

When you are lined up by height it's good to have the shortest guy to your left ~ and if you don't have one of them, it's good to get one eh.

You might look taller next to a guy three inches shorter than you - but you don't look any taller standing next to a guy who's only three inches tall. Gary Johnson never polled higher than 2% ... no help there for Romney.

21 posted on 09/07/2012 12:47:15 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: muawiyah
We don't really know who all the Libertarians or their clones really were among the 13.

Michelle will have to come clean someday.

So your claim is based on deep-cover Libertarians? LOL! Don your tinfoil hat and check under your bed for Libertarians.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Well, why not?


23 posted on 09/07/2012 3:39:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

It’s the clustering effect. You end up with 2 or 3 down in the single digits and Mitt and another up in the double digits, Mitt doesn’t look to be as much a loser as he really is.


24 posted on 09/07/2012 3:41:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
So your claim is based on deep-cover Libertarians? LOL! Don your tinfoil hat and check under your bed for Libertarians.

Well, why not?

Why not don your tinfoil hat and check under your bed for Libertarians? If you have to ask, you'll never understand the answer.

25 posted on 09/08/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: muawiyah
You might look taller next to a guy three inches shorter than you - but you don't look any taller standing next to a guy who's only three inches tall. Gary Johnson never polled higher than 2% ... no help there for Romney.

It’s the clustering effect. You end up with 2 or 3 down in the single digits and Mitt and another up in the double digits, Mitt doesn’t look to be as much a loser as he really is.

Have any evidence that he looked that way to anyone but you?

26 posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Sure there’s evidence. Take a look at his 2008 primary results ~


27 posted on 09/08/2012 3:19:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

you don’t have to be a deep cover libertarian to take a payoff but i’m sure it helps ~ right?


28 posted on 09/08/2012 3:21:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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