There had been some discussion about whether Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson would be the Ralph Nader of this race, after a Gravis Marketing survey two weeks ago had found he had 10.6 percent support in Ohio.
I don't know Gravis Marketing, and I don't know much about Libertarian strength in Ohio, but I do know that many of the local talk radio hosts tend to take libertarian-style positions as they debate.
Wonder if that's strengthened libertarian numbers, and I wonder if libertarians pull as many moderates/liberals as they do fiscal conservatives. I'm pretty sure they don't pull a large number of social conservatives.
odd how these third party kook candidates are never promoted over at leftist sites like the DUmmies.
10.6% of Ohioans could not tell you who Gary Johnson is.
Their best guess would be “a reserve running back for the Cincinnati Bengals”
If Gary Johnson gets 10% in Ohio, I will buy a hat store and eat all of the hats in it.
..I wouldn’t worry about the Buckeye state, and after what Walker survived in Wisconsin, I believe it will go RED too,along with Nevada, Colorado, NH, NC and VA...
Gary Johnson is a moron. His switch away from the R party after the primary is simply the desperation attempt of a sore loser. The guy said we should all join the Occupy movement, wants to cut the military in half and thinks Iran is no great threat to our national security because of the idea of “mutual destruction” between the two countries. Also said he would do everything in his power to prevent Israel from striking Iran. Favors the legalization of pot and gay marriage proponent.
The Romney/Ryan yard signs have doubled here in SW Ohio since Romney kicked 0’s butt in the debate.
There. Fixed it.
So Gary Johnson voters will throw Ohio to Obama?
The left wing liars of Move On in Ohio and a few other states are in apparent full panic. Below is a copy of the email I received from Move On:
Dear MoveOn member,
There’s breaking news from Ohio. And it’s not good.
For months, shady outside groups have flooded the Ohio airwaves with almost $20 million in ads targeting Sen. Sherrod Brown.
And for months, he’s withstood the onslaught, holding on to a six or seven-point lead.
But this weekend, two new polls came outone showing a tied race and the other showing Sherrod down four.
This is, in a word, unacceptable.
Sherrod Brown is a fearless fighter for working people who has taken Wall Street head on, and now he’s paying the price. We can’t let Karl Rove and his big money backers win this one. We cannot let it happen. Can you donate to make sure we keep Sherrod in the Senate?
Yes, I’ll donate $5 to win in Ohio.
Senator Brown isn’t the only progressive who’s facing an onslaught of big money this year.
In Wisconsin, conservative Super PACs are hitting Tammy Baldwin after polls show her taking a small lead over her opponent.
Tammy’s another great progressive, who led the fight in the House for the Buffett Ruleto make millionaires pay their fair share. Her opponent, Tommy Thompson, on the other hand, has spent years working for a D.C. lobbying firm fighting for special interests.
In Connecticut, it’s not outside money that’s the problem. It’s Republican Linda McMahon’s almost unlimited personal wealth. She spent $50 million on her failed Senate bid in 2010 and has already spent more than $13 million this year.
But Chris Murphy’s valuesfighting for campaign finance reform and quality health careare much more in line with Connecticut’s voters’, and he’s opened a small lead.
These are races we have to win. But Tammy, Sherrod, and Chris need our help.
Click below to chip in $5:
Thanks for all you do.
Daniel, Levana, and the rest of the team
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“Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 46%, Mandel (R) 46%,” Rasmussen Reports, October 7, 2012
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5. “The Buffett Rule (Paying a Fair Share Act),” website of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, accessed September 21, 2012
“Tammy Baldwin To Introduce Resolution Opposing Immunity For Banks In Foreclosure Deal,” The Huffington Post, November 3, 2011
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