Saturday, October 15, 2011

GONE johnson

Even when he's there he's not there.

UPDATE 8/4/2012. I still see that there are otherwise rational individuals who actually are considering voting for Gary Johnson in the November 2012 elections. As if a vote for him won't be a vote for Obama. Here's what I wrote in Oct. 2011:

GONE Johnson: Who am I talking about? Nice guy Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, who's running for president. He has a passionate following, but I can't say why, as I personally don't recall him showing any kind of passion in expressing his ideas in any of his appearances. We may share a good number of ideas, but he's his own worst spokesman for them, at least under pressure in a debate. For a guy who has had legitimate complaints about not being allowed in some of the presidential debates, when he does get there, he blows it. When asked who he'd pick for a running mate, he picks Ron Paul, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he is coming off more and more as a softer version of the irrational Paul, making him Soft Paul. He also shares a similar argument with Paul regarding the killing of one of al Qaeda's own, Anwar al-Awlaki, because he was an American citizen. Here's a good argument against theirs. (Update 8/2012: Now both Paul and Johnson say they support both the Tea Party & Occupy movements.) The only time Johnson made some real noise was when he had "the line of the night" in one of the debates, a line which turned out to be Rush Limbaugh's. And just the other day, this candidate who doesn't consider Iran a threat, but who generally speaks rationally about our foreign policy, sanctions Obama sending troops to Uganda, when it Is not a military threat to us and serves no national interest of ours. He did not make the most of the limited chances he's had in the spotlight during this campaign, and that's all on him. That's why he's The Candidate Who Wasn't There. And watching his latest TV appearance inspired me to draw....nothing.

5 comments:

Brian said...

I really want to like Gary Johnson for President, given his ideas, but Bosch is right on this one.

Bosch Fawstin said...

He might be good as part of an administration behind the scenes, nudge things in ways that will benefit us all.

Leonie said...

I personally believe that el-wackiness's citizenship did not have to be revoked: he tacitly renounced it. His parents took him back to Yemen when he was 7; he came back to go to college, but he came back on his Yemeni passport, claiming a foreign student passport. That looks like renunciation to me.

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Jim said...

Given Johnson's weaknesses, which would make him ineffective as President, he would do better to run for the Senate. NM has an open Senate seat in the 2012 election. The Senate would give him an opportunity to introduce legislation, perform oversight, and gain experience in national issues.