Don’t get me wrong, Ron Paul is a great guy – it’s unfortunate that he got screwed over by his own party.
I voted for him in the primary and was excited at how well he was doing during that process. Now that Ron Paul is no longer running for president, I want to urge his supporters to look toward Gary Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states (a couple are not confirmed yet but let’s be hopeful), and Washington, D.C.
I see a lot of comments from people who are planning on writing in Ron Paul on their ballot – that’s a bad idea. Ron Paul is not registered as a write-in candidate. Writing him in would do nothing other than (possibly) send a message that what the RNC did to him was wrong.
There’s a better way to send that message. Instead of writing in Ron Paul, check the box next to Gary Johnson. He shares many of the same stances as Paul and even endorsed him in 2008. Ron Paul sort of returned the favor, though he didn’t officially endorse Johnson, saying “I think [Gary Johnson is] wonderful, and I think he’s doing a good job and people should look at him and every individual should make up his own mind.” Close enough, right?
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- Take the Presidential Election Quiz at I Side With
- Learn more about Gary Johnson and his stances at his campaign website.