I like Paul, but the problem is that voting for him let's the Dems win and now we are stuck with Barry.
What you said.. Right there is a part of the problem. The problem is.. People feel that way. If more people voted their conscience and not what others tell you is common sense. We'd be able to get a 3rd party candidate into office.
If we TRULY had free elections.. Gary Johnson would have been allowed to participate in the national debates. The American people have the right to know they don't HAVE to vote red or blue. Common misconception. The democrats were literally TERRIFIED of Ron Paul winning the republican nomination. Do you know why? Because it would have put his "out of mainstream" ideals into the limelight and people would realize. Holy crap. What have we been doing all these years. And he would have won. I am telling you he was the ONLY GOP candidate who could have beaten Obama. And even the GOP didn't want him to win. Everyone knows he represents the libertarian mindset. His running as a republican is more a middle finger to both parties.
Let's face it.. the media didn't exactly give Ron Paul fair coverage in the primaries. And they constantly attempted to portray him as crazy "Uncle Ron.. Pay no attention please." I'll tell ya. Some people took notice. The GOP is in BIG trouble and a LOT of those voters see the libertarian ticket as more appealing. And they aren't alone. Liberals are fed up as well. They also find the libertarian concept fascinating.