Over the course of the last month, the Liberty movement as gone from focused and dedicated to scattered and frustrated. Even with the understanding going into the GOP Convention that Ron Paul would almost certainly not win the nomination, our focus was still 100% on Ron Paul's involvement and those loyal Ron Paul delegates. Our resolve was only strengthened by the unfair treatment of Dr. Paul and his supporters in Tampa, and we came out of it ready to take on the world.
Dr. Paul had many opportunities to focus his supporters attention on a new goal, however he chose to leave it up to us to make our own decisions as "free-thinkers". Whether you agree with that choice or not, the fact is that we are now floating in purgatory as a movement with no clear place to focus our influence and passion.
We are left with a number of options to consider as we head into the voting booth in November. One of those options is to "write-in" Ron Paul. Thousands and thousands of people with make this choice, a choice that I would like to address now.
Ask yourself this question, and be honest with yourself. Why are you "writing-in" Ron Paul? What are your goals and reasonings for this choice? Again, be honest with yourself.
I have personally met thousands of Ron Paul supporters. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors, backgrounds, and beliefs. That is what makes us so powerful. We also come with some very different agendas.
I have given tremendous thought to why someone would "write-in" Ron Paul. I can come up with only one reason at this point, and it is not a reason anyone will be happy about. The reason is, selfishness. Why? A vote for Ron Paul now is a vote that will make you feel better about yourself. He is not asking for your vote in any way. Why would you vote for a man that is not asking for your vote? At the end of the day, the hard truth is this... Many people are voting for Ron Paul so that they can say "I voted for Ron Paul!". Many supporters are 100% anti-establishment in every way, and they view this vote as a vote against the entire system. They want to be able to proudly say that they did not given in so they feel better about themselves, even though their vote was not counted.
Now, ask yourself this question. If you could cast the 1 deciding vote in the election, in which Obama, Romney, and Gary Johnson were tied, who would you vote for then? It's all up to you now, you cannot "write-in" Ron Paul. With one vote, you have a chance to change the world. If you chose Gary Johnson, that is exactly who you should vote for in November, period.
If you are so concerned with what people think of your vote, then vote for Gary Johnson and tell people, "I voted for Liberty and Freedom. Beyond that, it's none of your damn business!"