Probably the last Gary Johnson Weekly News Update with elections so close. November 1-5 is a final push with another Nationwide Sign Waving. Last Friday I participated in. We were interviewed by the local paper the Arkansas Democrat-Gazettehere I even got two paragraphs in the paper…
The Facebook Event page for the next sign waving is here
Onto the news!
Gary Johnson’s closing pitch: ‘Waste your vote on me’
October 23, 2012
By Felicia Sonmez
Gary Johnson, who has caused some agita among Republicans who fear he may cost GOP nominee Mitt Romney some votes on Nov. 6, addressed head on the question of whether he might act as a “spoiler.”
“Wasting your vote is voting for somebody that you don’t believe in,” an impassioned Johnson said. “That’s wasting your vote. I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me.”
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Gary Johnson: Obama, Romney are ‘Tweedledum’ and ‘Tweedledee’
U.S. News & World Report
October 24, 2012
By Kenneth T. Walsh
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson called the major-party nominees “tweedledum” and “tweedledee” during a third-party debate in Chicago Tuesday night and he urged Americans to “waste your vote on me.”
Johnson is causing angst among some Republicans who consider him a potential spoiler.
Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson
The Huffington Post
October 24, 2012
By Doug Bandow
The Republican Party claims to believe in freedom. But not really. Certainly not if that means being able to vote for someone who truly believes in liberty.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican who cut spending while advocating legalization of marijuana, originally ran for the GOP presidential nomination. But most of the debate organizers refused to let him join the largely undistinguished candidate herd which included another unknown former governor (Jon Huntsman) and a businessman with no political experience (Herman Cain).
Alternative Presidential Candidates Face Off in Third Party Debate in Chicago
October 24, 2012
Reported by Kwame Holman
Four alternative candidates to Mitt Romney and President Obama — Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson — met in Chicago for a third party debate to discuss everything from halting the war on drugs to reducing military spending to curbing the influence of money in politics. Kwame Holman reports.
This website is proud to lend its support to the only 2012 presidential candidate with a proven track record of fighting for the fiscal values and individual liberties that we hold dear: Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico (and the Libertarian Party nominee for president).
Johnson is a tireless supporter of free market reforms like universal parental choice and an outspoken critic of failed government interventions (like America’s ‘War on Drugs‘). He’s also a fiscal conservative rock star who makes the Chris Christies and Mark Sanfords of the world look positively timid by comparison.
Gary Johnson Launches First TV Ad Touting His Dovish Foreign Policy
October 25, 2012
By Garrett Quinn
With less than two weeks remaining until the presidential election, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is airing an ad in select markets touting his dovish approach to relations with Iran. In the ad Johnson speaks over a computer simulation of a drone strike before speaking directly to the camera, imploring viewers to “Be Libertarian with me for one election.”
RT to Host Final US Presidential Third-Party Debate
October 27, 2012
Libertarian Party candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will sound off once more before Election Day, with both presidential hopefuls now slated to debate live from RT’s Washington, DC studio on November 5.
Tens of thousands around the globe watched earlier this week when broadcasting legend Larry King moderated a debate between the top third-party candidates live from Chicago. As those politicians continue to be shunned by the mainstream media and political establishment alike, though, they remain excluded from presenting their platform to the country on the eve of a historic election. RT aims to make a difference, however, and will host Johnson and Stein to speak their minds on the topics Americans really care about in 2012.
Instead, as seems to be the case with most Romney supporters, the only case they can make for “their guy” is that “the other guy” (Obama) is so bad that supporters of limited government should abandon their principles and support Romney. I strongly disagree. In fact, throughout this campaign, I have seen far more examples of agreement between Romney and Obama.
It is only Johnson who will, if elected, bring the ideas of limited government to Washington.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson riled up young supporters Monday night with a message of legalized marijuana, an end to U.S. involvement in wars and massive cuts to the federal government.
A crowd of 600 spilled out of a lecture hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder to hear Johnson’s message, the same day that his running mate held a rally in Durango.