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  •  Could Also Be a Problem For Us (1+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp
    Johnson could be a problem for them in several states.
    Right now he seems to be hurting Obama more than Romney if both Nevada and Colorado.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:51:05 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe. (1+ / 0-)
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      Andrew C White

      I could see the fiscal-conservative/social-liberal schtick siphoning off a few from our side.  Curious what is your source on this, though?  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:10:31 AM PDT

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    •  Really? What do you base that on? (1+ / 0-)
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      I find that hard to believe. Libertarians have a slight appeal to the left in some of their positions but their extremism makes them antithetical to the entire political approach of the left.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:15:47 AM PDT

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      •  From PPP (5+ / 0-)

        "When Gary Johnson's included he gets 3% and actually takes mostly from Obama, pulling his lead over Romney down to 48/47. That could be something worth keeping an eye on."  

        http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/...

        “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

        by RoIn on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:18:17 AM PDT

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        •  Interesting... thank you (1+ / 0-)
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          surprising but perhaps there is already a segment of disaffected libertarians voting for Obama instead of Romney that might vote Johnson given the option.

          "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

          by Andrew C White on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:32:32 AM PDT

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          •  Could Be... (2+ / 0-)
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            ...but who knows at this pont?

            I suspect a certain number of them may because Johnson's history of advocacy for the legalization of marijuana which might siphon off some college students who, otherwise, might vote for Obama on social issues.

            “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

            by RoIn on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:13:21 PM PDT

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    •  I agree Johnson could take Obama votes (0+ / 0-)

      His constitutency on the left are anti-war, pro-pot types and their are a lot of them in the democratic party. I mainly worry about Colorado where the legalization measure is on the ballot and will bring out a lot of pro-pot voters.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 01:37:19 PM PDT

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