Originally Posted by mjpchief
A vote for Johnson will be a vote to put dipwad back in office. Proven fact. Remember the other big eared wonder.
Gary Johnson is a Libertarian, not a Reform Party candidate. The Reform Party was another conservative party like the Republican Party. They stole voters almost exclusively from the Republicans.
The Libertarian Party focuses on freedom. Their focus on personal freedoms (legalized drug use, marry whoever you want, etc.) draws as many from the Democrats as their focus on economic freedoms draws from the Republicans.
On a only-slightly-related note:
We seem to have a lot of members here complaining that conservative people would vote for anything other than the big government Republican Party, but nobody seems to be trying to steal voters away from the Democratic Party.
Perhaps the Republican Party's best bet for consistent election success would be to make sure a candidate with a humorous name (something like "Ironman Schlong") were listed on the ballot as a candidate for the "Free Weed and Beer Party" in all the swing states. No one who would vote Republican would vote for something stupid like that, but I can definitely see three or four percent of Democrat voters marking that name on their ballots. And in a lot of states, that would be all the difference.
No campaigning necessary; just get the requisite signatures to put that on the ballot and let the idiots waste their votes.