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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson Endorses Ron Paul
Forbes.com ^ | 1/21/08

Posted on 01/21/2008 3:43:54 PM PST by Cruising Speed

"Veto Johnson" endorses "Dr. No", story at link

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: donquixote; newmexico; ronpaul
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RP also has Barry Goldwater, Jr's endorsement.
1 posted on 01/21/2008 3:43:56 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Cruising Speed

Can’t wait to see Ron go third party. /s

This should be good enough to win the White House for Hillary no matter what anyone else does.


2 posted on 01/21/2008 3:45:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Cruising Speed

It seems freedom is still a tiny bit popular with some, then.


3 posted on 01/21/2008 3:45:39 PM PST by xrp (RON PAUL! To HELL with neo-cons!)
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To: DoughtyOne
Can’t wait to see Ron go third party.

Heck yeah man! I can't wait to vote for 3rd Party Ron Paul!

4 posted on 01/21/2008 3:46:09 PM PST by xrp (RON PAUL! To HELL with neo-cons!)
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To: Cruising Speed
"I am endorsing Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President because of his commitment to less government, greater liberty, and lasting prosperity for America. - Gary Johnson
5 posted on 01/21/2008 3:46:41 PM PST by rineaux (tagline on strike.)
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To: Cruising Speed

Unfortunately, it appears New Mexico has the last primary in the nation (tied with South Dakota), on June 3rd. I fear the nominee will long since have been determined before anyone in NM gets to vote on the matter.


6 posted on 01/21/2008 3:47:37 PM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Cruising Speed

Why did Ron Paul file for re-election to his House seat?


7 posted on 01/21/2008 3:48:19 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: DoughtyOne
third party

Possible, he did before.

Both the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party have invited him to run for their nominations.

8 posted on 01/21/2008 3:48:30 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: rineaux
"I am endorsing Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President because of his commitment to less government, greater liberty, and lasting prosperity for America. We are at a point in this country where we need to reduce our dependency on government and regain control of our future. To this end, Ron Paul will bring back troops, end the War in Iraq, and will strengthen the U.S. dollar and the economy. For these reasons and more, Ron Paul has my support, respect, and vote."

Must be another 'moonbat' or 'truther'.

LOL!

9 posted on 01/21/2008 3:49:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (The power under the Constitution will always be in the people- George Washington)
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To: xrp

Well, when he can’t get the nomination in the RP, don’t count it out. That’s the next thud to hit the floor IMO.


10 posted on 01/21/2008 3:51:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Cruising Speed

I was actually being serious. I agree with you. It wouldn’t be that hard, and I think he wants it bad enough.


11 posted on 01/21/2008 3:52:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Cruising Speed

“Who Is Ron Paul?” posters are on phone polls here in PA, but in places like Montana and Alaska (February 5th states) I see support for Paul. Delegates, I dont know.

He got four delegates in Nevada on Saturday.

He should talk more about less government and less about the “war” unless he wants to advocate winning it.

For now he’s off my radar screen and just as unacceptable as McCain.

A lot of what he says about government being too big and people being less free is right. but I think he’s the wrong messenger.

Goldwater Jr. would make a better messenger than Ron Paul.


12 posted on 01/21/2008 3:54:53 PM PST by Nextrush (MCCAIN IS THE ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE, STOP HIM AT ALL COSTS)
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To: Cruising Speed

http://www.reason.com/news/show/27909.html

Johnson is a true friend of liberty!

His support for Dr. Paul is great news.


13 posted on 01/21/2008 3:55:56 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xrp

Ron Paul gets my vote too.


14 posted on 01/21/2008 3:57:44 PM PST by CHATTAB
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To: Cruising Speed; SwinneySwitch

But how many states would ban Ron Paul from running as an independent after running in the Republican primary? Texas has a sore loser law that prohibits primary losers from running again in the general election for another party.


15 posted on 01/21/2008 3:58:05 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Nextrush
wrong messenger

I'd say 'better messenger', but you are essentially correct.

It is the message that is exciting people, not so much the messenger.

16 posted on 01/21/2008 3:58:37 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: rineaux
"I am endorsing Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President because of his commitment to less government, greater liberty, and lasting prosperity for America. - Gary Johnson


17 posted on 01/21/2008 3:59:01 PM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Paleo Conservative
an independent

No, he won't run as an independent, he has ruled that out specifically.

18 posted on 01/21/2008 4:05:02 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Cruising Speed
No, he won't run as an independent, he has ruled that out specifically.

Well he sure as hell isn't going to get the Repulican nomination nor is he going to to have enough delegates to have any say on whom the convention nominates. He won't have the ability screw up the convention the way Buchanan did at the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston.

19 posted on 01/21/2008 4:14:01 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
Recently, a young man became an ardent supporter of RP. He recently got his citizenship and has been reading up on American history.

He said he was impressed with the way RP stood up to Hillary and McCain (who often vote the same way). He makes a lot of money in the computer sector, owns his own company, in fact.

These are the folks pushing RP, in my opinion. In the past, the Libertarian message has only gotten 2% to 5% at best.

I'm for anything that gets the message out.

20 posted on 01/21/2008 4:24:23 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: murphE
I love the Paul haters and the fact they spend more time bashing Paul than doing something about supporting their candidate.

With little name recognition Paul marches on with his supporters Others with the big names are packing their bags and folding tents.

Come on over to the Revolution.

21 posted on 01/21/2008 4:26:39 PM PST by rineaux (tagline on strike.)
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To: rineaux

David Duke is another Ron Paul supporter. Does anyone know why?


22 posted on 01/21/2008 4:29:17 PM PST by barryg
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To: barryg

David Duke has supported lots of republicans including GW. He supported Kerry in 04. BFD.


23 posted on 01/21/2008 4:31:12 PM PST by rineaux (tagline on strike.)
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To: Cruising Speed

Oh wait, wrong Gary Johnson.

24 posted on 01/21/2008 4:34:20 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: barryg
Not surprising that fringe folks, especially those who feel picked on by the State, want the police state toned down a bit.
25 posted on 01/21/2008 4:37:14 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: dfwgator

Watched the movie, gross but funnier than heck!


26 posted on 01/21/2008 4:38:19 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Cruising Speed

I think they like that Ron Paul will remove all economic and military support for Israel. Let it rise or fall on its own, they say. If it is destroyed, so be it . .


27 posted on 01/21/2008 4:43:53 PM PST by barryg
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To: Cruising Speed

Five Percent.

All that time, money and hopes in Florida... five percent.

Just saying.


28 posted on 01/21/2008 4:58:39 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: barryg
support for Israel

Hmm, yes, quite possibly.

Israel would be the last country I would cut aid from. Just cutting back on foreign aid would be a step in the right direction.

Why is it that my two favorite foreign nations, Israel and Taiwan, are both banned from having seats in the U.N.

ps. are you who I think you are???

29 posted on 01/21/2008 5:01:44 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Cruising Speed

Yes, I am , indeed.

Actually, Israel is in the United Nations. Taiwan is not.


30 posted on 01/21/2008 5:22:47 PM PST by barryg
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To: barryg
I stand corrected.

My hat is off to you, sir. You have the courage of your convictions!

31 posted on 01/21/2008 5:32:33 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Paleo Conservative
He won't have the ability screw up the convention the way Buchanan did at the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston.

Pat Buchanan did not 'screw up' the 1992 convention.

I was there as a delegate.

What lost it for elder Bush was his infamous 'read my lips' speech that he reneged on.

That opened the door for a Perot candidacy, which 'screwed up' the election that year, not the Buchanan candidacy.

If the president had not been so adamant about holding the line on tax increases and then flip-flopping, there would have been no Bubba Klinton in the White House.

32 posted on 01/21/2008 5:33:37 PM PST by JOAT
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To: DoughtyOne

Garry Johnson & Goldwater Jr. both illegl drug folks, no wonder they support tweeker supporter L Ron Paul


33 posted on 01/21/2008 7:34:31 PM PST by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: DoughtyOne
This should be good enough to win the White House for Hillary no matter what anyone else does.

Yeah, because we should all toe the party line and vote for McCain/Huckabee/Romney, right.

If either one of these clowns is nominated, I will ENCOURAGE Dr. Paul to run 3rd party.

34 posted on 01/21/2008 7:37:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: DoughtyOne
Well, when he can’t get the nomination in the RP, don’t count it out. That’s the next thud to hit the floor IMO.

All of the other GOP candidates are going broke and they don't have money for Super Duper Tuesday ad buys. And they don't have the grassroots that Paul has.

So I wouldn't count Paul out yet. Even Tim Russert said Paul will be in up through the convention. And he'll have his seat at the table and his moment in the sun even if he's not nominated. And that's what's really important.

35 posted on 01/21/2008 7:39:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: SoCalPol

How’s Hunter’s fundraising going?


36 posted on 01/21/2008 7:40:49 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: SoCalPol

I didn’t know that about either man, but that’s a big problem for me. I’m sorry to hear it about Goldwater. I haven’t been a big political fan of his, but I did like the guy.


37 posted on 01/21/2008 8:31:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL, I hear ya. I just recognize that even if Fred were to pull it out, then nominate Hunter as his VP, Paul would take them down from a third party position.

He could also short circuit any message we were trying to send also.


38 posted on 01/21/2008 8:33:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The third party thud is what I was talking about. You may have understood that.

I’m not convinced Paul will make it to the convention, but I am interested to know where he’s getting all the money it takes to run his campaign.

I don’t know many Republicans who would support him after his stance on the war. That makes me think Soros. Wouldn’t that be a fine how do you do.


39 posted on 01/21/2008 8:35:06 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

How is L Ron Paul’s chance to be Prez
or does he get a post in Hillary’s adm


40 posted on 01/21/2008 8:38:15 PM PST by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: Cruising Speed

41 posted on 01/21/2008 8:45:06 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cruising Speed

42 posted on 01/21/2008 11:12:11 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DoughtyOne
but I am interested to know where he’s getting all the money it takes to run his campaign

Go to his website and you can see where the money is coming from, real-time. It comes from tens of thousands of individual doners, like me.

A typical politician, like all of the other presidential candidates, gets a lot of money from special interests. These "donations" are really payment for their future votes. Since Dr. Paul's votes are not for sale, he gets almost no money from lobbyists and other special interest groups.

This Soros thing is pretty ridiculous... Soros is a corrupt globalist. The last person on earth he'd want to see as president is Ron Paul. Soros buys and sells people - nothing scares someone like that more than an individual that can't be bought.

43 posted on 01/22/2008 8:29:04 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2008 - (last) Hope for America!)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE
make that individual donors
44 posted on 01/22/2008 8:33:33 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2008 - (last) Hope for America!)
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To: Dog Gone
Why did Ron Paul file for re-election to his House seat?

Why not?

45 posted on 01/22/2008 9:12:03 AM PST by jmc813 (Don't screw this up, vote for Thompson.)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

Ron Paul will never be president, I don’t care if you pump in $10 gazillion bucks. What he will do is siphen off fifteen to twenty percent of the vote from the republican nominee this November. And in light of Fred pulling out, I couldn’t care less.


46 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DoughtyOne
Ron Paul will never be president

Never? The fix is in?

Or did you mean it's highly unlikely that he'll be prez? With that, I agree - I don't this country is, collectively, smart enough to elect Dr. Paul president. But if he doesn't make it, no one will say it was due to lack of effort on my part.

What he will do is siphen off fifteen to twenty percent of the vote from the republican nominee this November

Good - none of the rest are deserving of the office anyway. And whatever percentage he gets, I will proudly be part of it.

47 posted on 01/22/2008 12:01:42 PM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2008 - (last) Hope for America!)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

That’s okay. I know there are a lot of folks that think along those lines. I’m not one of them and realize thankfully that there aren’t enough people who do to put him in office.

As soon as the primaries are over, it will be interesting to see how much actual support has come from the right side of the isle and how much has come from people who liked his ideas on Iraq from another party.


48 posted on 01/22/2008 12:06:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: jmc813; Dog Gone
Why did Ron Paul file for re-election to his House seat?

Actually, from what I understand, he was reluctantly "drafted" by supporters to run for prez, and only agreed to do so in order to get some of his ideas, thoughts and beliefs exposure on the national stage. He never thought he'd do as well as he has, and I guess he wanted another term or two in the House.

49 posted on 01/22/2008 12:11:40 PM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2008 - (last) Hope for America!)
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To: CHATTAB

My wife and I will probably vote of Paul also.


50 posted on 01/22/2008 12:14:53 PM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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