Sunday, November 4, 2012

2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential candidate appeals to libertarians to vote for Romney/Ryan

Incremental progress for the limited government agenda

by Wayne Root

As a former Libertarian Presidential contender, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, the former Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee, and the man called “Mr. Libertarian” by media across this country, you might be surprised to find I’m supporting Republican Mitt Romney for President. Yes, this Las Vegan has gone “all in” for Mitt. Mitt Romney is the only sane choice for Libertarians.

It’s simple. Libertarians believe in less government; lower taxes; cutting rules, regulations and mandates to get government out of the way of small business; reigning in out-of-control government agencies like the EPA; auditing the Fed; and balancing the budget. Sound familiar?

So do Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Certainly a little less than Libertarians, including me, would like. But, I’ll take incremental progress over no progress. Mitt Romney is a step in the right direction.

Barack Obama is a thousand miles in the wrong direction- a direction that leads to the bankruptcy of our children and grandchildren and the destruction of the American Dream. A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama and his disastrous road that leads to the end of America (as we know it).

Stop Big Brother Socialism

In Obama’s second term he will unleash economic Armageddon- the total collapse of the U.S. economy and our financial system. Today the real unemployment is in the 15% range. By 2016, we will look back with envy at “the good old days.” You think $5 trillion in new debt is bad? Wait until Obamacare kicks in, adding trillions in new taxes and spending that will double the national debt.

Europe has been following Obama’s plan for decades — big government, big unions, big spending, big taxes, big pensions, big entitlements, free healthcare, too many government employees, out-of-control pensions, and unlimited spending on green energy. The result? Economic disaster on a grand scale. Greece, Italy, and Spain are enduring a tragedy few can comprehend. France is next. Someday we will read about this in history books.

America, under Obama, is following the exact same path.

This election is NOT about Libertarian versus non-Libertarian. This election is about capitalism versus Big Brother socialism. Mitt Romney is far from perfect, but at least he believes in capitalism. At least he won’t denigrate and discourage business owners. Be thankful for little things.

An Appeal to Ron Paul supporters

As Clint Eastwood said, “We own this nation.” It’s time to take it back. The future of America and our children depends on it. Their quality of life is hanging in the balance. Our back is to the wall. Obama’s defeat is that important to our economy, our freedoms, our children’s future, and ultimately, the very survival of our country.

It’s time for a coalition of Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party activists, Libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, small business owners, financial first responders (investors and business owners willing to risk our financial lives to create jobs), patriots, and common sense middle-class Americans to join together and support Mitt Romney now.

That is why I’m voting for Mitt Romney. That is why I urge all Libertarians, and Ron Paul supporters, to swallow hard, put our differences aside, and support Mitt Romney.

Vote as if your life…your business…your children’s future depends on it. Because it does.


Chuck said...

Voting for Ron Paul is like going to the fucking Super Bowl and rooting for the Boston Bruins to win.

It's beyond retarded.

Eric Dondero said...


Is it possible for you to make a point without being so goddamned explicit?

Chuck said...


Gary said...

Being in the People's Republic of California I am 75% sure I am voting Libertarian Party for President.

The state GOP is still playing games with supporting more taxes. A message must be sent.

Chuck said...

Jerk it hard...for your peace of mind.

The Right Guy said...

The question I have is, how does voting for Gary Johnson change anything about the weak GOP in California?

That would be like me and my wife getting robbed at gun point and I shoot my wife instead of the thief. It makes no sense.

Gary, if you want to send a message, vote out the local idiots by running better local candidates.

Chuck said...

Or support the best candidate who is actually in the race.

Don't support a candidate who isn't in the race. Don't vote for the Dodgers to win the Stanley Cup.

Don't debase yourself that way!

The Right Guy said...

It starts with getting the right people involved, especially in a place like California. What passes for a republican there would be a mainstream democrat in most places. Then again, who is Gary expecting to run?

In a world where all wishes are granted, the best that could happen to California after having a progressive apocalypse would be to split California into three states. Given it's size and population it makes sense.

VotingGaryJohnson said...

What is wrong with him!? Who would believe Romney? Everyone knows Republicans campaign like libertarians and govern like democrats! The GOP's reputation for fiscal sobriety is over. They are just as eager to fill barrels of pork as the democratic spendthrifts across the isle. Wayne for someone who lives in Las Vegas and considers themselves a gambler Im surprised you cant see thru the Romney bluff.

Eric Dondero said...

No, that's just partisan Libertarian Party pablum. Standard line, we've heard 100 times before.

Truth is Republicans occassionally run like "libertarians." But more often than not, once in office, they try to implement a hardline libertarian agenda (like Bush in 2005 proposing privatization of Social Security), and then they get hammered by the liberal media non-stop.


Go figure that one out???