GreecePwns wrote:"I love America, so i'm going to pursue policies A, B and C (even though I have little influence over getting C done)." --Romney
"I hate America, so i'm going to pursue policies A, B and D (even though I have little influence over getting D done)." --Obama
Phatacotty, being a constitutionalist libertarian, promotes policies E, F and G.
Let A = interventionist foreign policy and E = non interventionist foreign policy
Let B = crony capitalism and F = free market capitalism
Let C and D be national solutions to abortion and gay rights issues, and E be states rights.
okay, let me ask you something. How many policies are there? Is there any way that any of those policy discussion won't turn into politics and we do the usual circle jerk only to discover in the end I lean Conservative and you lean Liberal? As if that is not reason enough in itself for me to vote for Romney, and you for Obama (if you can/could)? What does a policy prove? You think if Gary Johnson got elected, that Congress would even let him enact 5% of the policies he promises?
There is a far bigger picture here than voting for a policy. That is to say, you can vote for a policy all your life, but if you don't vote for a WIN in ORDER TO IMPLEMENT that policy, then the policy is meaningless, and your votes have probably been wasted, unless you have also been working on the side through the primary process to get your guy/gal with your policies in a position to WIN, and of course, promote those policies.