Originally Posted by Mayo
I'm leaning toward voting Johnson as well, based mostly on foreign policy. I've been very upset with President Obama. I'm antiwar. President Obama campaigned as the antiwar candidate, and that was a huge part of why I supported him in 2008. And in office, he continued the Iraq War as long as he could, and tried to extend it longer. He has continued the Afghanistan War, and even expanded it. He started a war in Libya.
My other big personal issue that I'm passionate about is gay rights. President Obama has underwhelmed on that front as well. Campaigned as a "fierce advocate" and then as president has done very little.
Obviously, from my perspective as a liberal antiwar dude, President McCain or President Romney would be far worse on both fronts. President Johnson would probably be better on these issues than any of the other options. Though he'd be pretty terrible on basically everything else, and thus I prefer Obama > Johnson > Romney overall. If Kentucky was going to be even a little bit competitive, I'd vote for President Obama. But in a solidly red state, I think I can cast my meaningless protest vote for Johnson and feel a little better about myself.
+1 on much above. I'm actually very depressed to hear all the BS about lowering the count of innocent people killed by drones by just calling anyone near a target whose above 18 guilty-by-proximity.
Also not wanting to close US detention facilities as promised.
He's a letdown in so many ways. The only thing more depressing is that I have every reason to believe the Republicans would be worse.
Well... I can hope that GJ gets enough support to appear in the debates. Then this stuff might actually be debated.