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Polls Show Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Could Be the 2012 Election Spoiler
Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2012 | John A. Tures

Posted on 06/30/2012 3:41:53 PM PDT by johnatures

COMMENTARY | Could Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, play a spoiler role in the 2012 election, especially out west? Most polls aren't even giving him the benefit of the doubt, failing to include him as an option.

But those polls that do include Johnson find him doing surprisingly well. He could tip the balance in several western swing states like Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. And with every state mattering, that could be the difference in a close race in 2012.

A poll by the group "We Ask America" released on June 26 in Colorado shows

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2012; colorado; garyjohnson; libertarian; polls; thirdparty
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1 posted on 06/30/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT by johnatures
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To: johnatures

Has this Johnson fellow signed a Socialized Medicine bill into law on the federal or state level?


2 posted on 06/30/2012 3:47:06 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: johnatures

“Could Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, play a spoiler role in the 2012 election, especially out west?”

If he takes the electoral votes away from Mittens, we will have 4 more years of Dope and Strange. WTF? Are we as stupid as the left says we are? Would things today be anything near as bad if McCain/Paln had won? No. And you know it. You know it...if we don’t push this Marxist/Black Reperation Ahole out of office, we won’t have a chance of surviving his REAL agenda...unbridled, screw America no holds barred with nothing to lose.

Wake up. Hold your nose and vote. Give us a fighting chance to pull ourselves back with a Rino in office. Obama will kill us dead.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 3:50:13 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: johnatures
Could Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, play a spoiler role in the 2012 election, especially out west?

How would Gary Johnson spoil anything?

Let's see, he could ruin the chances of a conservative candidate getting elected....no there isn't a conservative candidate, it's not that...,I 'spose he could mess up the political relationship that is so appreciated by all that there is in Washington..., no it can't be that....

It's possible that he could shove us as a nation into socialism if he is too liberal...(you know, those judge appointee's...)

Nope it isn't that....

What is it??

4 posted on 06/30/2012 3:51:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: johnatures

I’m sure little would thrill Johnson and his NM constituents more than being able to reelect Obama.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 4:00:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Not AFAIK. And I was considering sending him $20. HOWEVER, if you print off the "mail" contribution page (I would NEVER give ANY politician CC info!) the form says "I designate my contribution(s) to Gary Johnson for President, to be used towards 2012 primary election debt retirement." HUH???? Well, no, I don't.

Notwithstanding our ultra-heavyweight governor's assertion that New Jersey is Romney Country, there are about two chances that Zero won't carry the state, slim and none. So rather than throw my vote away on Romney, I might vote for Johnson. (I'll hold my nose and vote R down-ticket, of course.) If indigo-blue New Jersey might go for Romney, he won't need the votes.

6 posted on 06/30/2012 4:01:53 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: johnatures

The good news is, he has a large pothead following. Barry better “legalize” marijuana for the non-”medicinal” types before Johnson steals away that voting block.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 4:03:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: johnatures

This freak will take votes from barry


9 posted on 06/30/2012 4:03:35 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: johnatures

Let’s see....
Anti-war, pro-choice, pro gay marriage, pro drug legalization....

So, whose votes is he gonna take?

He was my favorite governor here, because he vetoed so many spending bills they called him Governor No. But then he got all strange with the drug thing, and his libertine side started to show a little.

I’m not so sure Mittens has much to worry about, as far as losing conservative votes.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 4:03:44 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: johnatures
If he takes the electoral votes away from Mittens

If he could then the left will surely help him do it.

11 posted on 06/30/2012 4:03:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: johnatures

IS OBAMA WAITING TO DECLARE HIMSELF THE FIRST MOSLEM PRESIDENT OF THE USA by reverting to Islam if re-elected?


12 posted on 06/30/2012 4:05:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Are you working for the Obama campaign? If so good job comrade! Our Dear Leader is depending on people like you!


13 posted on 06/30/2012 4:07:59 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Well, that would be “historic”! Barry is going to need his own “history” book by the time he’s outta there. LOL!


14 posted on 06/30/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hey, it could happen. The way things are going. Nothing is real.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 4:15:03 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: rwilson99

Would you prefer that we forget the fact that Romney signed a Socialized Medicine bill into law?


16 posted on 06/30/2012 4:15:55 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: italianquaker
This freak will take votes from barry

OK, that is what I was going to say. After the WOT and election of Obama all the conservative leaning libertarians went back to the GOP or over to the Constitution Party.

Been there, done that!

17 posted on 06/30/2012 4:17:55 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: johnatures

no he wont..he will be lucky to get half a point


18 posted on 06/30/2012 4:18:19 PM PDT by lifeisagame
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To: Uncle Slayton

You’re premise that Romney=Obama is false.

He is the only alternative, you’re either For Romney or For Obama. It sounds like you’re For Obama.

So... thank you again Comrade.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 4:21:10 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The whole world has gone insane. IMHO. Maybe those Mayans really were onto something with their calender.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: jessduntno
in response to your question - Are we as stupid as the left says we are?.

In part and essentially - YES!

maybe that should be (more) - "some what" or "in some cases"

The problem is that we are not "lock step" like the Liberal left. Secondly, we are not as tightly organized as they are.

--- for example --- WE don't go out and rent buses to pick up people to vote and we don't ask people to vote without documents and forethought...

21 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:18 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: moonhawk
Let’s see....

Anti-war, pro-choice, pro gay marriage, pro drug legalization....

So, whose votes is he gonna take?

You left out that the Libertarian Party Platform has always included a major plank calling for open borders among peaceful and free nations.

22 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:31 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The ABOoR crowd is going to be a veritable herd of cats. There won’t be any single spoiler to pull most indies onto his or her bandwagon.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
I would prefer that we not have a crucial election screwed up by a wild card druggie asshole like Johnson. Get it? Now wake the hell up, chico.
24 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: higgmeister

In principle that ought to let out Mexico. Any country that disseminates literature about how to invade the USA isn’t a peaceful neighbor to the USA.


25 posted on 06/30/2012 4:27:21 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
IS OBAMA WAITING TO DECLARE HIMSELF THE FIRST MOSLEM PRESIDENT OF THE USA by reverting to Islam if re-elected?

Wow ! Such a GREAT idea.

I'm going to send that one to the DNC. Maybe they can get him to fall for the idea "Hook, Line & Sinker" !

I hope, I hope, I hope.......

26 posted on 06/30/2012 4:28:06 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: moonhawk

Johnson would more likely take away votes from the Obama crowd....esp those upset with him for continuing the conflicts in the Middle East

Johnson may help Mitt more than hurt


27 posted on 06/30/2012 4:29:16 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: rwilson99

I never did claim that Romney is the same as Obama.

I did however, mention that Romney did sign Socialized Medicine into law and that is not something that should be forgotten.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 4:34:07 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: moonhawk

Anti-war, pro-choice, pro gay marriage, pro drug legalization....

Sheesh. Romney, Obama and now Johnson have the same views. We are getting the same person no matter who wins. 2012 is shaping up to be worse than 2008 as far as candidates.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I agree, his fame is is pro-legalization stand. Net loss for Barry.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:54 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: napscoordinator

I didn’t know that Romney was anti-war and pro drug.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 4:40:43 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: moonhawk
Anti-war, pro-choice, pro gay marriage, pro drug legalization....

I’m not so sure Mittens has much to worry about, as far as losing conservative votes.


On the contrary, there are a BUNCH of pure economic conservatives who hold many of those views, even above their own economic self-interests, and would just as soon go down the O-hole again than elect a social conservative, even one with no actual unilateral authority on those issues.
32 posted on 06/30/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: jessduntno

“Are we as stupid as the left says we are?”

I doubt you are but there are quite a few that would destroy the country before they would vote for Romney, and call themselves superior to you for doing it. I use the foo word for them.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: johnatures

Great, four more years of Obama. Some conservatives probably want Obama to win so they can whine and complain four more years.


34 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: popdonnelly
Yes, it does seem that way doesn't it.

They always seen to focus on our defeats, and downplay our victories.

To paraphrase Andrew Jackson when the Supreme Court ruled against him, the Supreme Court has made it's decision, in Nov. the American People will make it's decision.

We will see which decision has the final say.

35 posted on 06/30/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: johnatures

I am convincing all my liberal leaning friends who are experiencing obama remorse to vote for johnson to teach obama a lesson on his not legalizing pot.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: johnatures

No. Never heard of him.

That means not very many people have.

He’s certainly no H. Ross Perot.


37 posted on 06/30/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by altura
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To: johnatures

Between Johnson, the Constitution Party, and Ron Paul write-ins, you can kiss the Paulistinian vote goodbye.

They will never vote for Romney.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: raccoonnookkeeper; higgmeister

It is worse than that, they want truly open borders and to end the Border patrol.

MMIGRATION:
The Issue: We welcome all refugees to our country and condemn the efforts of U.S. officials to create a new “Berlin Wall” which would keep them captive. We condemn the U.S. government’s policy of barring those refugees from our country and preventing Americans from assisting their passage to help them escape tyranny or improve their economic prospects.

The Principle: We hold that human rights should not be denied or abridged on the basis of nationality. Undocumented non-citizens should not be denied the fundamental freedom to labor and to move about unmolested. Furthermore, immigration must not be restricted for reasons of race, religion, political creed, age or sexual preference. We oppose government welfare and resettlement payments to non-citizens just as we oppose government welfare payments to all other persons.

Solutions: We condemn massive roundups of Hispanic Americans and others by the federal government in its hunt for individuals not possessing required government documents. We strongly oppose all measures that punish employers who hire undocumented workers. Such measures repress free enterprise, harass workers, and systematically discourage employers from hiring Hispanics.

Transitional Action: We call for the elimination of all restrictions on immigration, the abolition of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Border Patrol, and a declaration of full amnesty for all people who have entered the country illegally.


39 posted on 06/30/2012 5:53:34 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: johnatures

Paul Tards are funny.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 6:04:50 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Makes you wonder for sure.

The Mayans or the Bible, or both?


41 posted on 06/30/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

For a state not a country, which I suspect he is now reconsidering. At least he says he is with our views and not 0vomit.

And as I asked before...
IS OBAMA WAITING TO DECLARE HIMSELF THE FIRST MOSLEM PRESIDENT OF THE USA by reverting to Islam if re-elected?

0vomit has to go. This administration has to go or we’re going to wind up with Moslem laws. Don’t doubt me.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 6:31:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

If I’m not mistaken they have already got Moslems in place
where they can get away with it.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“0vomit has to go. This administration has to go or we’re going to wind up with Moslem laws. Don’t doubt me.”

I don’t doubt you and the current Roberts Court would condone Obama’s dictate the everyone in the US convert to Islam.


44 posted on 06/30/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“0vomit has to go. This administration has to go or we’re going to wind up with Moslem laws. Don’t doubt me.”

I don’t doubt you and the current Roberts Court would condone Obama’s dictate the everyone in the US convert to Islam.


45 posted on 06/30/2012 6:39:06 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: altura
"No. Never heard of him."

Really??

You spend a lot of time on FR, yet passed up the primary debates?

Strange.

46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Uncle Slayton
What a disappointment Roberts turned out to be. They problably threatened to withhold his epilepsy meds.
47 posted on 06/30/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Maybe they will double dog cross him and withhold it anyway that would serve him right the little traitor


48 posted on 06/30/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Would you prefer that we forget the fact that Romney signed a Socialized Medicine bill into law?”

Realising the circumstance under which he “signed” might be worthwhile.

Massachusetts was going to have HC legislation, regardless of what Romney did.

Do you understand “veto override?” The fact was, anything Romney objected to and vetoed was overridden in less than a month.

On April 12, 2006, Governor Mitt Romney signed the health legislation.[19] Romney vetoed eight sections of the health care legislation, including the controversial employer assessment.[20] Romney also vetoed provisions providing dental benefits to poor residents on the Medicaid program, and providing health coverage to senior and disabled legal immigrants not eligible for federal Medicaid.[21] The legislature promptly overrode six of the eight gubernatorial section vetoes, on May 4, 2006, and by mid-June 2006 had overridden the remaining two.[22]


49 posted on 06/30/2012 7:07:56 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
You surely a truth-seeker. :)

On April 12, 2006, Governor Mitt Romney signed the health legislation.[19] Romney vetoed eight sections of the health care legislation, including the controversial employer assessment.[20] Romney also vetoed provisions providing dental benefits to poor residents on the Medicaid program, and providing health coverage to senior and disabled legal immigrants not eligible for federal Medicaid.[21] The legislature promptly overrode six of the eight gubernatorial section vetoes, on May 4, 2006, and by mid-June 2006 had overridden the remaining two.[22]

Past it along every chance you get people. So many Romney haters don't know the whole truth about Romney's HC situation. Really pizzes me off.

50 posted on 06/30/2012 7:19:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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