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    Does this candidate exist? If so, wouldn't he/she be a real promising candidate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seasons View Post
    Does this candidate exist? If so, wouldn't he/she be a real promising candidate?
    Ron Paul comes close. Gary Johnson comes closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Lotor View Post
    Ron Paul comes close. Gary Johnson comes closer.
    Ron Paul is close...so long as he's in congress and everyone shuts him down when he gets nutty.

    But he's a libertarian, and they aren't what a democrat or most people would consider socially liberal, go far beyond what republicans would consider fiscally conservate straight to privatizing almost all government functions, and similarly go way beyond what either would consider sane in regards to most every other issue from anti-trust to foreign policy.

    Ron Paul might be able to do well for a while, becuase I think a lot of people agree with the positions he doesn't like. But if he got the nomination they're going to start asking about the positions he'd actually take on things, and even many Republicans will wind up voting for Obama.

    P. Lotor might have made a good call with Gary Johnson as he seems like a budget-slashing marijuana-legalizing type without going overboard per:
    http://www.ontheissues.org/Gary_Johnson.htm

    But this is his first time running for president, he hasn't been a senator or congressman, and he's yet to write a book or anything to my knowledge. So his views at a national level aren't so well known beyond what's in that link. (At least not to me).


    As for the OPs other question, yes, there are a lot of independents with leanings in the libertarian direction, hence why politicians with libertarian leanings have been doing passably well as long as they run as Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Lotor View Post
    Ron Paul comes close. Gary Johnson comes closer.
    Ron Paul is fundamentally against gay marriage and abortion. He is nothing close to a social liberal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimaris View Post
    Ron Paul is fundamentally against gay marriage and abortion. He is nothing close to a social liberal.
    Read please. He isn't against gay marriage.

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    Ron Paul is a Libertarian. Libertarians aren't necessarily social liberals. They just don't believe govt has any business in those matters.

    I'm a conservative and a small L libertarian. I am not a social liberal. I don't think the govt has any place in social issues. See how that works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimaris View Post
    Ron Paul is fundamentally against gay marriage and abortion. He is nothing close to a social liberal.
    He's mostly a "let the states do they want" guy on those things. Dunno if I would really call him a "social liberal" but he's better than the types who want a constitutional amendment banning abortion or gay marriage or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    Ron Paul is a Libertarian. Libertarians aren't necessarily social liberals. They just don't believe govt has any business in those matters.

    I'm a conservative and a small L libertarian. I am not a social liberal. I don't think the govt has any place in social issues. See how that works?
    Libertarians tend to come in all shapes and sizes. A lot of liberals were calling themselves libertarian around 2005 - 2006. These types of people tend to make up their own mind when it comes to morality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJonelyn View Post
    Libertarians tend to come in all shapes and sizes. A lot of liberals were calling themselves libertarian around 2005 - 2006. These types of people tend to make up their own mind when it comes to morality.
    No... I am as morally sound as any social conservative. I dont kill , steal, rape, I earn my keep.

    Just because I am not against gay marriage or I believe that the theory of evolution.. or I dont believe that jews are the chosen ones.. or that I will go to hell if i dont become a christian... this doesnt make me a moral anarchist... doesnt mean i have to submit to mob mentality morals when it comes to personal decisions that do not impact anybody other tham myself.

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