Wayne Root has some good points, but be aware of your location and the fact that he does not speak for the Libertarian party on any official level. He’s a Vegas gambling statistician, and he’s simply done the same thing Ron Paul did (which I despise): compromised his convictions and returned to the republican party. He’s no more a Libertarian than Arlen Specter is a republican. Would you take advice from Arlen Specter on how republicans should vote?
Texas is already in the bag for Romney. No matter what you vote, the 38 electoral votes provided by Texas will go to Romney.
Thus, if you vote for Romney as a Texas resident at this point you will be making zero difference in the outcome.
If you vote for Obama as a Texas resident you will be making zero difference in the outcome.
Voting for Gary Johnson will make a difference…not in who becomes POTUS, but in whether we have real choices in the future. Just 5% of the popular vote going to a third party will open the door to that third party recieving a large portion of the federal moneys currently going to just the GOP and DNC campaigns. Eventually, that’s a chance for someone to reach positions in enough offices to abolish the practice of tax dollars being funnelled to any political party at all, finally leveling the playing field.
So are we Texas Libertarians going to simply vote on which hand basket we’re going to go to hell in when that’s already decided? Or are we going to cast a vote that has a possibility of contributing to the eventuality of changing course?