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December 31, 2011, Santa Fe, NM -- Former New Mexico Governor released the following statement today regarding next week’s Iowa Caucuses:
“Wednesday, December 28, I announced that I am seeking the Libertarian nomination for president. Accordingly, I urge my supporters in Iowa to vote for Dr. Ron Paul in the upcoming Iowa Presidential Caucuses.

“While Ron Paul and I are both libertarians, we don't necessarily agree on every single issue. However, on the over-riding issues of restoring our economy by cutting out-of-control spending and the need to get back to Constitutional principles in our government, Ron Paul and I are in lock-step. Indeed, I proudly endorsed Ron Paul for President in 2008.

“The cause of individual liberty and freedom is bigger and more important than any candidate or campaign. I am hopeful that in urging my supporters in Iowa to vote for Ron Paul in the upcoming Caucuses, a victory for the principles we share can be won.”

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About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty.
Gary Johnson has been an outspoken advocate for efficient government, balanced budgets, rational drug policy reform, protection of civil liberties, comprehensive tax reform, and personal freedom.
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I'd love to see Gary Johnson vs Ron Paul vs Barack Obama. Imagine the debates!
What an idiotic idea, it virtually gaurentees four more years of Obama, WKAE UP!!!!
Not if Gary can pull votes away from Obama as well as the Republican candidate. Even if the Republican ends up being Ron Paul, imagine how the debates would go. How about you, Paul, do you want to end the foreign wars? "yes, I do." How about you, Johnson, do you want to end the foreign wars? "yes, I do." How about you, Obama, do you want to end the foreign wars? "well ........"
Johnson will NOT pull enough votes from Obama to make a difference. Obama still has ninety five percent of the black community, that will not chamge, he has the unions who will follow like sheep and vote Obama, he has those hardcore Democrats who ALWAYS vote that party no matter who runs and he has the Chicago machine.
If the does not convince you just look at history, a third party candidate has always helped the incunbent!
Not a case of wars etc. but a case of saving this country.
Yjird party is a big mistake, period!!
<shrug>. I kinda don't care. I want to vote for Gary, and if this is how it happens, then this is how it happens. I'll be doing my best to convince my (mostly Democrat) pacifist friends that "A Vote for Obama is a Vote for War."
Russell I do mean this as offensive and hope you do not take it that way but "I don't care" does not cut it!
I do not like wars myself but see four more years of Obama as the same as or worse for this country than a major war.
And please believe me when I tell you that everybody fro Farakhan to the black panthers will be out stomping for Obama, I really do not think you have that many friends to change the scenario.
The reality a third party candidate will insure four more years of Obama and further destruction of this country!
Margra and all Happy new year and may God smile upon you and yours!
What, exactly, has Obama done for black people? Seems to me that he's gone out of his way to NOT help them.

And ... I don't need to have a gazillion friends. I only need to convince one person to vote for Gary Johnson instead of Obama. It kinda doesn't matter since I would only vote for Ron Paul as a Republican anyway.
Here's to 2012 being the year of libertarian successes! I like Johnson a bit better than Paul (for being more staunchly pro-choice and pro-gay rights), but either of them would be a great president.
I give up! You Ron Paul zealots are willing to throw your country away if your you don't get your way, what a terrible way to tjink.
Start acting like adukts and not spoiled children!!!
+Michael Marcello Stop voting for someone who would destroy the country only slightly less than the other guy, and start voting for a good candidate like Gary.
You ask what Obama has done for the black community well for starters his puppet Holder refused to prosecute the black panthers on voter intimidation, he sat in a sham of a church for twenty years that preached black liberation theology, he called a white police sergeant stupid for daring to question a black friend of his and the list goes on.
But regardless the black community will vote their color either believing he will be on their side or through intimidation via groups like the black panthers and Farakhans nation of islam.
Let me share a quote from a black gangbanger in Chicago to a cop "You can't do s%&# to us now, we got Obama".
Better wake up and make your prioruty getting hin out!!!
Yep ... that's why I'm voting for Gary Johnson.
When it comes down to it, individual votes are meaningless, so you might as well vote your conscience. Neither Paul nor Johnson are perfect candidates for me, but either would be better (to me) than any of the other candidates likely to be present on the ballot in November.

As a Virginia voter, I find the current GOP primary ballot issues to be hilarious. Of course to go with their stupid balloting games, the GOP also has their damned "loyalty pledge", so I suppose that balances out, sort of.
Gary is currently pulling evenly from both parties when he was polled last week in a three way race so Gary giving it to Obama or to the GOP candidate is a just a the status quo trying to discourage any real change in this country.
Okay waste your vote but don't say you were not warned. The polls, amy of them, do not take in to account those election practices that are less than ethical!
You all have nobel ideas, you just cannot or will not see the reality of politics in this country!
+Michael Marcello , It's a wasted vote if you vote different than the way that you feel. If more people vote LP, then the other 2 parties will have to change. Voting LP isn't a vote for Obama, it's a vote for hope and change.
Thank you for your endorsement. I think Ron is the sane one of the bunch, I hope he gets a lot of votes.
+Michael Marcello Third party candidates always help the incumbent? You mean like how Ross Perot helped Bush Sr. defeat Bill Clinton in '92?

In any case, unless Ron Paul gets the Republican nomination it doesn't matter anyway. All the other Republican candidates I like even less than Obama - and I lean Conservative.
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