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Why Ron Paul Republicans should vote for Warren Redlich for Governor: 50,000 votes

From: Ron M.
Sent on: Sunday, October 17, 2010 5:12 PM

If you are a Ron Paul Republican you and I probably share a belief in sound monetary and economic policy and a non-interventionist foreign policy.   These are the essence of Ron Paul and the basis of his heroic 2008 campaign.  In that campaign you and I probably  walked in the same end-the fed marches, contributed to the same money bombs, read the same Mises articles,  and waived the same signs.

 

You and I may differ on the best long run strategy to realize these policies in real world politics.  I believe we need to put the Libertarian Party on the political map.  Many of my CFL Republican friends disagree and instead believe we need to “fix the GOP”.   Both are great strategies designed to bring about the same long run goal.  We can have both – same strategic goal – different flavor.

 

Then how do we use this election cycle to make progress toward that goal.  As a Libertarian my strategic choice is clear -  I’ll vote for and work for the Libertarian, Warren Redlich.

 

IMHO voting for Warren Redlich is also the best strategy for Ron Paul Republicans.

 

What can we achieve this cycle?  Paladino may not be an establishment Republican but he is no Ron Paul Republican either.   Even if he wins he won’t be able to get his spending and tax cuts thru Sheldon Silver.  He will energize the social left-liberal vote so they will be back in force in 2012.  And frankly, his chances are pretty slim.  He is down 15 to 25% in the polls and FALLING.   If it’s close on  November 1st  then go ahead and vote for him.  But if it’s not close please don’t waste your vote on a lost cause when there is an important cause WE CAN WIN  - ballot status for the Libertarian Party.

 

We need ballot status for the Libertarian Party if we want to build on the incredible progress of the Ron Paul 2008 campaign.  It’s a realistic achievable goal. WE CAN DO IT. 

 

If Warren gets 50,000 votes Ron Paul Republican candidates will have a natural spot on the Libertarian line.  We Libertarians don’t nominate establishment Republicans but we welcome Ron Paul Republicans.  Warren Redlich is a Ron Paul Republican and did a lot of Ron Paul’s legal work in NY in 2008. The Manhattan Chapter nominated Dino Laverghetta and Queens nominated Ryan Brumberg.  We nominated Bill Buran in 2008 as well.  If you have run for office you know how much it means to avoid petitioning all summer.   So if you believe running on the Libertarian line is important you need to work hard to get 50,000 votes for Warren Redlich.

 

But even if you think it’s useless to run as a Libertarian you should still work hard to get 50,000 votes for Warren Redlich because it will give Ron Paul Republicans a strategic advantage in getting GOP nominations. 

 

 If Ron Paul runs again or Gary Johnson – or someone we all rally around -  I am sure the New York State Libertarian Party will nominate that candidate easily.  If Warren Redlich gets 50,000 votes that means Ron Paul and other CFL candidates are on the ballot in NY.  New York has 31 electoral votes – the third largest behind California and Texas (also states with significant Libertarian influence).   If the GOP establishment wants to win in 2012 they won’t be able to ignore that.  They won’t have a chance to win if they freeze us out the way they did in 2008.  Ron Paul will go to the GOP convention with New York’s delegates.

 

Now apply the same principle to all the state and local races between now and the next gubernatorial cycle.  Imagine if our candidates could walk into Republican nominating meetings and conventions already on the ballot?

 

IT will be a real win for Libertarians if we have automatic ballot status for the next four years. It will be a real win for Ron Paul Republicans if we gain the upper hand in the GOP in time for the 2012 elections.  Getting 50,000 votes for Warren Redlich will help us do that. 

 

Ron

 

 

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Ron Moore, Chairman

Manhattan Libertarian Party

55 Broad Street, MTG 10th Floor

New York, NY 10004

 

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