The United States of America is currently still a relatively free country and Governor Johnson can run for President if he wants to and those supporting him are still free to pull the lever with his name on it in the voting booth; even though his running doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but his running does guarantee a win for Obama, which means in just four more years he and his supporters will likely no longer be as free as they presently are and Johnson will never be able to run for anything, except the border of Canada for freedom, along with the rest of us. Logistics and history have shown that the independent, Libertarian thinker and undecided voter rarely swing in the direction of the established Republican candidate if there is a nationally known third alternative. Why this is so still is kind of a mystery, but I do have some personal ideas why this tends to be the case. Regardless of the reason, logic (or lack thereof), it appears to be the case nonetheless.
While Governor Johnson will not likely be the “great spoiler” that businessman Ross Perot ended up being for President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Presidential election, he is primed to be a major factor for those who were leaning heavily for Ron Paul, which is no insignificant number. With an alternative other than Romney or Obama, those Paul voters are more likely to vote for Johnson, or just stay at home. Their votes won't help Johnson even come close, but they could be the few 100,000's of votes necessary to put Romney over the top and beat Obama in what appears to be a very, very tight race.
How is this possible? Because Congressman Ron Paul, to show his real desire to beat Obama, should have released his delegates to Romney, played the politico ballgame like his son Senator Rand Paul did in order to ensure an Obama loss. But, like a spoiler, he didn’t do that. If Obama wins this election the results for America's future will be so horrendous that it absolutely mesmerizes me to think Paul supporters or those independents not thrilled with a perceived mundane Romney could even consider voting for Johnson over Romney. They need to put their petty differences aside and do what is best for this nation's future instead of making a stance for a lost cause, and that better future at this time in history is Mitt Romney, not Barack Obama.
This has come down to life and death for a freedom loving, independent, free market, democratic Republic called the United States of America. Petty squabbling because Paul didn't get the nomination, or didn't get his delegate votes mentioned on the podium at the RNC is ridiculous when weighed against the tragic damage Mr. Obama will do to this nation over the next four years when he has nothing to loose and everything to gain by his zealous socialistic agenda.
Please remember that a vote for Johnson or a vote not cast is a vote for Barack Obama and a nail in the coffin of a free America.