The general mindset among these folks is that the former New Mexico washed out of the GOP race before the primaries, has little name recognition and was essentially made persona non grata by the lamestream mediots with their blackout of his campaign. These people like Gary Johnson and his proposals but since he is not the choice of the power brokers in this country, he can't win and they would be "wasting" their vote on him.
As it stands right now, Gov Johnson gets about 6-9% in state and national polls but with only 20-25% name recognition. That, my friends, is truly unheard of; that a candidate that almost no one knows is polling as high as he is.
So who is Gary Johnson and what has he accomplished? Well here's the skinny
-Built a one-man handyman business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico with over 1,000 employeesIt should also be noted that Gary Johnson has more executive experience than both his opponents combined. Romney served only one term as Governor in Massachusetts and Obama, who has only been POTUS for 3+ years, had none prior to his election. Johnson served two terms as a Republican in a State with a 2-1 Democrat majority.
-Vetoed 750 bills during his time in office; 32% of the total number of bills submitted for his signature
-Used Line Item Veto thousands of times to trim the budget
-Cut taxes 14 times while never raising them
-Limited annual state budget growth to 5.0% during eight years in office
-Created more than 20,000 new jobs
-Cut over 1,200 government jobs without firing anyone
-Left New Mexico with a budget surplus and one of the only four states in the country with a balanced budget
Ok, so that is all well and good, but what would Gary Johnson do if he were elected? You asked, so here you go.
-Submit a Balanced Budget to Congress in 2013So now I ask you, why wouldn't you vote for Gary Johnson? He has a proven track record as being fiscally conservative and socially tolerant; things that all liberty-minded American support.
-Cut Government spending by 43%
-Repeal ObamaCare and the Medicare prescription drug benefit
-Abolish the IRS
-Audit the Fed
-Stop spending on the fiscal stimulus, transportation, energy, housing, etc
-Eliminate government support of Fannie and Freddie
-Bring the troops home from Afghanistan and cut military spending
-Protect civil liberties
-Work to repeal the PATRIOT Act
-End Cannabis prohibition
A vote for Obama or Romney is a vote for the lesser of two evils, which means you are still voting for evil. A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote to get America back on track.
One thing to keep in mind, in a race that is as close as this one is going to be, it will only take about 34-40% to win the Presidency.
On this Fourth of July, declare your independence from the Republiocrat controlled system by supporting and promoting Gary Johnson for President. If every person who has said "I like Gary Johnson but he can't win" did vote for him, he would win and we would be well on the road to recovery.
Be that irate, tireless minority that Samuel Adams spoke about.