Neither a racist nor panderer be.
Mitt Romney’s racist birther comments make no sense unless viewed as an attempt to pander to his base. But why would Romney need to be pandering to his base this late in the election? The 27 percenters are never going to vote for Obama. He should have the crazification factor voters locked up by now. But maybe the Libertarians are pulling some of them towards Gary Johnson?
Here’s an August 13 press release from the Libertarian Party in which they demand that the major polling outfits begin including Gary Johnson in state presidential polls:
“2-Term Governor Gary Johnson’s Votes in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado Could Determine the Winner of the 2012 Presidential Election”
Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson is polling at 5.3% nationwide. (JZ Analytics/Washington Times).
But look at the numbers when he’s included in statewide polls against Obama and Romney. 13% in New Mexico. 9% in Arizona. 7% in Colorado. 7% in New Hampshire. 8% in Montana. (PPP and others)
Governor Johnson’s poll numbers – and his votes this November – may be the critical factor in “Tipping Point” or battleground states like North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado – where Obama and Romney are 1% to 6% apart. Mitt Romney needs these 5 states, these 74 Electoral votes to win the White House.