Yeah, I can’t figure this out either:
Gary Johnson wants to give Ron Paul a boost.
Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, has dropped out of the Republican race and instead is seeking the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination.
As a result, he said in a statement, he wants his Iowa supporters to cast ballots for a certain Texas congressman in tomorrow’s caucuses.
“While Ron Paul and I are both libertarians, we don’t necessarily agree on every single issue. However, on the overriding issues of restoring our economy by cutting out-of-control spending and the need to get back to constitutional principles in our government, Ron Paul and I are in lock-step,” Johnson said. “Indeed, I proudly endorsed Ron Paul for president in 2008.
Tell you what. I am going to run as a libertarian. But in a break with tradition, I will stand up for the entire Libertarian platform, and not endorse any Republicans. How does that sound? And I sure as Hell won’t base my campaign on hate speech, either.