Is there a better reason not to vote for him?
I don’t like Romney – he seems like a psychopath to me…and his belief in ‘magic underwear’ is just icing on the cake.
Obama’s religious beliefs are even more batshit-crazy than Romney’s. Remember, he himself says that it was the
racist screechings preachings of Jeremiah Wright that converted him to Christianity – and, from his college days, he has worn a ring that affirms his faith in one God. He’s even used it as his wedding ring – even though he wore it for at least a decade before he got married…
I guess in a country where, in many places, it is still illegal for reasonable people (who don’t believe in a magical sky-daddy) to run for public office, you’re bound to end up with candidates who all hold batshit-crazy magical views.
Not a great third choice, but it does exist!
And while I don’t know Gary Johnson’s religious ideas (I would probably not like them – as per above), and I think his foreign policy is downright insane, I do like what he has accomplished to reduce the size of government while he was the governor of New Mexico.
It’s not much, but it’s something…
Yes, he has no chance to win – which makes casting a vote for him count to send a message of dissatisfaction with the two main parties. It’s a fundamentally different way of being heard. But, it is a valid way of being heard – and a way to make your vote count.
He wants to repeal the Patriot Act.
He wants to get rid of the insane Drug Wars.
He wants to get rid of Income Tax in favour of one single consumption tax.
He wants to create jobs by reducing corporate tax rates – to zero.
He wants balanced budgets – now!
Not much, perhaps, but better than voting for one of the two ‘status quo’ candidates and then being surprised things do not change.
Because, if a statistically significant percentage of ‘undeclared’ voters support these policies, the two main parties will have to consider them in the future in order to get sufficient votes to win.
Hard to believe, perhaps, but sometimes, voting for ‘the other’ candidate will have a greaer political impact than voting for a candidate from one of the two legacy parties.