Yes, I had some issues with part one, but I am still anxious to see the next installment. I hope they have learned from the mistakes of the first movie. Check out Matt Welch with the film makers at the world premiere.
Great to see Gary Johnson getting some exposure on CNN; however, I would like if it were not focused strictly on him being a “spoiler.” I feel, like so many other Johnson supporters, that the message of liberty is one that most people believe in, once they hear it. Until then, people will vote Republican or Democrat, and they will believe there must be something crazy or wacky about someone who is running outside the 2 party system. I submit that Gary Johnson is not a fringe candidate, that he represents the “main stream” of American ideals. It is the 2 party system that cares more about perpetuating it’s own dominance, than about the people it claims to represent.
Finally some objective commentary on the RNC and Romney’s speech last week. It is refreshing to hear something other than Chris Mathews claiming Mitt’s “when the world needs something big done , they look for an American” line was racist and a reference to the birther movement or Sean Hannity repeating over and over how Paul Ryan is his man crush. What I like about Stossel and the folks at Reason is that they are skeptical with about being cynics. Isn’t that what it is all supposed to be about?
This is a pretty good overview of what Libertarians believe, versus what everyone thinks we believe. Good stuff.
I get pretty fired up just listening to this. I really hope this exposure helps to boost Johnson in the polls. I am interested to see if his numbers go up after the convention and all of the Ron Paul supporters have to start backing someone new.
He is right! Everyone believes in Libertarian policies, but we are too afraid to vote outside the two party system. The party leaders have everyone convinced that if we vote Libertarian, we are allowing Obama to win. It’s funny, because the other side says if you vote Libertarian we are allowing Romney to win. That goes to show how little difference there truly is in the two parties.