|Is Fox suddenly covering Gary|
Johnson because, frankly,
Mitt Romney is so boring?
Look here and here for the past two days. The problem is that these are still in the novelty category, asking questions like, "Could Johnson shake up the race?" or "Could Johnson get into the debates?"
What Gary Johnson needs is more coverage of his views, his statements, and his activities. I realize the campaign--short on money as any Libertarian campaign must be--has decided to focus on media attention rather than scampering around the country. But we also need Gary out in a few selected venues. It would have been nice, for example, had somebody gotten him invited to give a graduation commencement address somewhere.
Likewise I am seriously hoping that somebody in the campaign has contacted, say, Iraq Veterans Against the War or some other notable anti-war group, and made arrangements for some sort of Memorial Day photo-op.
|Gary Johnson and Ron Paul:|
Don't hold your breath waiting
for an endorsement.
My personal take: court Paul's supporters but do not have any expectations of a Paul endorsement for Gary.
Two reasons: (1) I think Ron Paul is consciously clearing the way for Rand Paul to be the nominee in 2016, and (2) I think that Gary's stands on abortion and marriage equality at too far at odds with both Pauls for the chasm to be breached.
Take Rand's weekend speech in which he says that he didn't think that President Obama's views "could get any gayer" and then ticked off on his fingers all the anti-abortion-rights legislation he has introduced or supported.