The "Coach" writes:
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s presence in this year’s race has the potential to be a real plus in the battle to unseat Barack Obama."Romney-lite?" I don't quite understand that. As I see it, the bottom line for the "Coach" is: if you're a pissed off Republican, hold your nose and vote for Romney. If you're a pissed off Democrat, vote Johnson. If you're a libertarian, you've never voted Republican anyway, so Romney won't miss your vote.
Some Democrat voters might not like Obama but would have real problems voting for a Republican. Johnson solves their problem.
His positions make him attractive to Democrats but repulsive to all but the most ardent Mitt Romney haters – most of whom would likely stay home rather than vote for Johnson whom they will see as “Romney-lite.”