Sorry, I don't trust this guy as far as I can throw him. I trust Artur Davis more than I trust Root, and that's really saying something. At least Davis has said his actions in 2008 were wrong and Obama fooled him. Root wants to tell us he's our buddy now but cannot seem to bring himself to admit the Barr/Root ticket he ran on was a scam and it appears neither one of them were actually "Libertarians".
I saw him on TV, I was slightly surprised.
He wants Obama lose (I agree) so he praised Romney, makes sense. “Romney is crap but you must vote for him anyway” may be the consensus but no politician who wants Obama to lose is gonna say that on TV or in a column. Does he believe his own words? Who knows. If he can convince the few people who cares what he thinks in the swing states not to waste their vote on Johnson I say good.
As for 2008, McCain would have needed slightly over half of the Barr vote to win NC by a hair. Possible but there’s the drug and anti-war people who would vote democrat and those that wouldn’t vote at all so maybe not, any recount would have been rat controlled. In any case Osama still wins easily in 2008 without his probably fradulent wins in IN, NC and Omaha.
As for your personal take on Root, I agree, he’s an unctuous used car salesman type who’s ultimate goal is probably to get you to pay for his financial advice.
A lot of people were content to let Obama in but no one wants to be responsible for reelecting this disaster.