Possibly the dumbest campaign letter I have seen so far!

As dumb as the campaign e-mails I get from the Democrats are, it isn’t the Democrats who have won the 2012 Campaign Stupidity Award. I just received this email:1

Libertarian Party

“2-Term Governor Gary Johnson’s Votes in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado Could Determine the Winner of the 2012 Presidential Election”

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson is polling at 5.3% nationwide. (JZ Analytics/Washington Times).

But look at the numbers when he’s included in statewide polls against Obama and Romney. 13% in New Mexico. 9% in Arizona. 7% in Colorado. 7% in New Hampshire. 8% in Montana. (PPP and others)

Governor Johnson’s poll numbers – and his votes this November – may be the critical factor in “Tipping Point” or battleground states like North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado – where Obama and Romney are 1% to 6% apart.  Mitt Romney needs these 5 states, these 74 Electoral votes to win the White House.

North Carolina and Virginia voted Republican 7 out the last 8 Presidential races.  Florida and Colorado voted Republican in 6 out of the last 8. Nevada voted Republican in 5 out of the last 8. All 5 of these battleground states voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

Zogby, Rasmussen, Gallup, CNN/Opinion Research, New York Times, Washington Post, LATimes, ABC, and CBS Polling Organizations all KNOW that 3% or 6% or 9% of the vote for Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson in these states could easily cost Romney 74 Electoral Votes – and the 2012 Presidential election.

Starting now, these organizations need to include 2-Term Governor Gary Johnson in all state Presidential polls – especially in these 5 “Romney Must Win” battleground states.

Gary Johnson was a 2-Term Republican Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003). During his 8 years in office, he vetoed over 750 bills – more than all other governors combined. He was repeatedly recognized and honored as the “most fiscally conservative Governor in America.”

Zogby, Rasmussen, Gallup, CNN/Opinion Research, New York Times, Washington Post, LATimes, ABC, and CBS Polling: Include Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson in all national and state Presidential polls. Show us the full picture.

P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party with a mission to give voters a choice to downsize Big Government, to do so in the most humane way possible, to greatly reduce taxes, and to slash high government spending. You can also renew your member ship. Or, you can simply make a contribution.

I’m sorry, but what kind of idiots trumpet the fact that their candidate was voted the “most fiscally conservative Governor in America,” would tell us that we need to:

  • downsize Big Government;
  • greatly reduce taxes; and
  • slash high government spending.

while bragging that “the vote for Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson in these states could easily cost Romney 74 Electoral Votes – and the 2012 Presidential election?” While I’m sure that they’d rather see Gary Johnson win the presidency, they have just sent out a begging letter for support for Mr Johnson based on his potential to throw the election to Barack Obama!

They don’t claim that Mr Johnson could win the election, or that he could carry a single state; they just tell us that he could cost Mr Romney the election. Perhaps they don’t like the way that Mr Romney would

  • downsize Big Government;
  • greatly reduce taxes; and
  • slash high government spending.

but what the fornicate do they think that re-electing President Obama would do?

The Libertarian Party of 2012 has, unfortunately, degenerated into idiocy. They claimed that:

a President Romney Would be More Dangerous than President Obama; a President Mitt Romney would not undo ObamaCare. He’d make it permanent.

Well, who knows, maybe he would, despite his campaign promises to the contrary, but you know that President Obama would make it permanent.

Your Editor actually likes the Libertarian Party in some ways, but in a nation where the polity is based on the single-member district, third parties have little chance to elect anyone. The Libertarian Party claims to have 152 Libertarians holding elected offices, but only 36 hold offices selected in partisan elections; the remaining 116 were elected to offices where party affiliation is not part of the ballot. None of them holds anything that would be called a major office.

The Libertarian Party lost out in 2010, when the TEA Party formed, not as a separate party but as a grassroots fiscally conservative group that worked within the Republican Party; the TEA Party groundswell enabled the GOP to take control of the House of Representatives, greatly reduce the Democratic majority in the Senate, score big gains in gubernatorial and state legislative races and change the entire debate on government. The TEA Partiers recognized what the Libertarians can’t bring themselves to see: their goals will not be achieved by shutting themselves out as a separate party, but can be by working within the established Republican Party.

The Libertarians have now become the party of the pathetic; what they could have achieved, had they actually tried, other people did achieve, because they did try.
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One Comment

  1. The one biggest Libertarian talking point I do not understand is that Mitt Romney will be just as bad as Barack Obama. I just can’t get that idea through my thick skull. I know Romney is far from perfect on a lot of issues, but as bad as Obama? Not a chance.

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