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  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    04/13/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Stossel
    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was one, had ended. But Sen. Paul never ran as a libertarian. He ran as a libertarian-ish Republican, and he wasn't particularly convincing when he got to speak in debates. Americans were unimpressed. But now that, according to ElectionBettingOdds.com, the presidential race will be a choice between Donald Trump...
  • Libertarian Presidential Debate (Part 2) - Hosted by John Stossel

    04/09/2016 7:26:13 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 10 replies
    PART 2 of the first nationally televised Libertarian Party debate on the John Stossel show on Fox Business. Candidates: Austin Petersen, John McAfee, and Gary Johnson.
  • Libertarian Presidential Debate (Part 1) - Hosted by John Stossel

    04/02/2016 8:07:38 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    Part One of Libertarian Debate on Stossel on April 1st, 2016. Part Two is April 8th, 2016.
  • Facing Error

    01/31/2016 8:27:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    A real-life politician has admitted to having been wrong, even going so far as to dismiss a previous comment as "stupid." This presidential contender wasn't abject about it -- didn't "apologize." He simply explained how and why he had erred. No, it wasn't Hillary Clinton, she of many errors and untruths. It wasn't Bernie Sanders, whose love of Big, Intrusive Government is an error in and of itself. And it wasn't Trump, known hyperbolist. The erring politician? Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico. Johnson, who is currently running for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, told Reason...
  • Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, will run in 2016

    01/06/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party's 2012 presidential nominee, will officially announce his 2016 campaign on Fox News on Wednesday.
  • Donald Trump Is Appealing to "Racist" Voters, Says Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson

    07/15/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump “is appealing to a segment I’ll just label racist,” says Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate. “It exists and it’s out there." "I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” says Johnson. “It embarrasses me. The electorate will paint the entire Republican Party with a broad brush as a result of Trump and it won’t be positive.” Johnson started the 2012 campaign as a Republican before switching to the LP and pulling 1.2 million votes and 1 percent of ballots cast in the general...
  • Former U.S. Senator to become pot peddler

    01/05/2015 3:57:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 1/3/2014 | Sam Rolley
    Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel served as a Democratic lawmaker between 1969 and 1981. He walked marbled halls during Richard Nixon’s “War on Drugs” and witnessed his congressional colleagues trying to see who could produce the most heinous draconian drug laws. Today, Gravel is getting ready to sell some kush, or rather, serve as the CEO of an edible marijuana company called KUSH, a Cannabis Sativa, Inc. subsidiary. “I’m anxious to assist in bringing this important resource to a broader market in a serious and credible way,” the former lawmaker said in a statement. KUSH announced in a recent press...
  • Ebola.Com domain sold for big payout (Cash and marijuana-related stocks)

    10/25/2014 1:28:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    India.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Press Trust of India
    The owners of the website Ebola.Com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than USD 200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of industry trading and speculating in domain names that see high interest following news events. According to a securities filing, the buyer was a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund, previously known as Ovation Research. The October 20 filing said the price was USD 50,000 cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa worth close to USD 170,000, which promotes medical uses for marijuana. The...
  • Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson named pot company CEO

    07/01/2014 4:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 6:45 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came as Cannabis Sativa Inc. said it had acquired marijuana research business Kush while company officials work to navigate changing state laws on marijuana and potential challenges from the federal government, which still views marijuana as a controlled substance. Johnson said he hoped to expand Cannabis Sativa into a major marijuana business and intends to work out of New Mexico to help develop products that...
  • Libtard Gary Johnson Cost Romney FL and OH

    11/06/2012 9:51:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 74 replies
    Hover over Google's state map at link.
  • Gary Johnson: Obama will win. (GREAT, Vote for Gary = Obama +1)

    11/05/2012 6:47:06 PM PST · by carlo3b · 80 replies
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday he thinks President Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney to win a second term. “I think Obama’s going to win, that’s what I think,” Johnson told POLITICO in an interview. “[My vote is] really spread out, meaning I don’t think there’s any state that I’m going to do better than another.” Johnson, who’s on the ballot in 48 states and the District of Columbia, hovers in single digits in the polls. The former two-term New Mexico governor declined to single out any state where he expected to do particularly well but said...
  • Gary Johnson-Mitt Romney Vote Swap

    11/05/2012 9:20:13 AM PST · by 92nina · 19 replies
    GaryMittVoteSwap.com | November 5, 2012 | GaryMittVoteSwap.com
    Gary Johnson voters in swing states and Mitt Romney voters in uncontested states now have a way to swap votes, resulting in a win-win for both sides. Go to http://garymittvoteswap.com to connect. This could make a difference in this very close election. Conservatives in safe states are NEEDED.
  • Obama Keeps N.M. Lead Over Romney

    10/30/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    ABQ Journal ^ | Oct 28, 2012 | By Michael Coleman
    President Barack Obama has held on to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential contest in New Mexico, running 9 points ahead of the former Massachusetts governor in a Journal Poll concluded 12 days before the Nov. 6 election. The Democratic president had 50 percent support in the statewide survey of likely voters and those who had already voted, compared with 41 percent backing Romney. Obama picked up 1 percentage point and Romney gained 2 points in the Oct. 23-25 Journal Poll, compared with the Journal Poll conducted Oct. 9-11. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had support...
  • Reverse statism: A reality check for voters considering third party

    10/27/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 47 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 26, 2012 | Amanda Read
    If you think an election that can't be won with your ideal candidate is an election not worth winning at all, think again.
  • Larry King to moderate third-party debate

    10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012
    Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
  • The libertarian/marijuana conspiracy to swing the election

    10/18/2012 3:10:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | October 17, 2012 | David Sirota
    Robocalls urge pro-drug legalization voters to support libertarian Gary Johnson, and could push the state to Romney The term “perfect storm” is so overused as to be a pathetic cliche — but alas, in politics, it is about the best phrase to describe Colorado in the upcoming election. The state could decide the outcome. And if it comes down to that, it will likely be messy, for we are watching an epic convergence of factors that seem poised to make the square state 2012′s version of Florida in 2000. Here in the center of the Intermountain West, we have polls...
  • Johnson Files Antitrust Suit To Appear in Debates (Libertarian candidate)

    09/30/2012 6:48:39 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    Washington — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn’t going out without a fight. The former New Mexico governor this week took his case for inclusion in the presidential debates to U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Johnson’s presidential campaign filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the Commission on Presidential Debates is colluding with the Republican and Democratic parties to prevent third-party candidates from participating. “It’s antitrust. We’re being excluded by a private organization, and it is fundamentally unfair,” Johnson told the Journal on Friday. The first presidential debate is Wednesday. Two more debates are scheduled for Oct. 16 and Oct....
  • Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney

    09/28/2012 10:57:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    The usual wisdom is that, as election day grows closer, support for third-party candidates tends to shrivel as the voting public heeds the tribal war drums and comes home to Team Red or Team Blue in a ritualistic display of political masochism that could be topped only by the sight of actual hair-shirted flagellants lined up to enter the polling booths. That third-party shrinkage may not be happening this year, though — or not yet, at least. A new poll from Ohio shows Gary Johnson gaining support, even as press reports emphasize the hold-your-nose-quality in which both major-party candidates marinate,...
  • FR Opinion Poll: Is Gary Johnson Going To Cost Romney The Election?

    09/24/2012 12:29:02 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 61 replies
    Self/Vanity | 9/24/2012
    I wanted to get the current opinion of Freepers on whether or not they believe Gary Johnson will cost Mitt Romney the election? I am asking this because I have been seeing more and more polls as well as interest on Facebook and Twitter about Gary getting the Ron Paul voters and Independents to swing his way. A lot of them are from the legalize crowd and the others are from the Alex Jones wing. Recent polls in Montana show Johnson picking up 2% of the vote, in places like Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada he is picking up around...
  • 93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein

    08/08/2012 11:36:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 9, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Here are 93 things that Barack Obama has done, that should cause his supporters to switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein: 1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations...
  • Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

    07/31/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states. One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who is running as a member of the Constitution Party. The other is Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who is the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. Obama's team has scenarios whereby Obama can win states like Virginia and Colorado with less than 50 percent of the...
  • Gary Johnson--Libertarian for President-Proven Budget Cutter From New Mexico

    07/24/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 29 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 07/24/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents We met up with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and present Libertarian candidate for President. Gary was a former governor of New Mexico. During his two terms in office, of an overwhelmingly Democrat state, he vetoed 750 bills and exercised thousands of line item vetos. He was so effective that his opposition referred to him as Governor Veto. He ran for the Republican nomination this year, but he was kept out of the early debates by CNN and CNBC rules, which were created to keep out minor candidates. As a result, he never attained the status...
  • Gary Johnson - American Solutions

    07/15/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | LibertyPen
    Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, talking about our current problems and advocates American solutions.
  • Polls Show Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Could Be the 2012 Election Spoiler

    06/30/2012 3:41:53 PM PDT · by johnatures · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2012 | John A. Tures
    COMMENTARY | Could Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, play a spoiler role in the 2012 election, especially out west? Most polls aren't even giving him the benefit of the doubt, failing to include him as an option. But those polls that do include Johnson find him doing surprisingly well. He could tip the balance in several western swing states like Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. And with every state mattering, that could be the difference in a close race in 2012. A poll by the group "We Ask America" released on June 26 in Colorado...
  • Roger Stone Makes Gary Johnson a Joke

    06/16/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 17 replies
    NextGenGOP.org | 6-15-12 | Justin Higgins
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was an interesting character in the 2012 Republican Primaries that didn’t get the attention he deserved. I was never a Johnson devotee by any means, but his fiscal record was impressive and his libertarian leanings were worth giving a fair shake in the process. Now Johnson is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for President with hopes of playing spoiler, and as RealClearPolitics reports, he’s doing it with the help of Roger Stone, a rather interesting but mostly mythical operative legend: He doesn’t have a vast campaign account, as the two major-party candidates do,...
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 353 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • New Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson Slams Republicans For Gay Staffer Flap

    05/06/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 05/06/2012 | Rosie Gray
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson officially became the Libertarian Party's nominee for President on Saturday with 70 percent of the vote, and one of his first acts as an official candidate was to issue a strong indictment of the Republicans for the situation surrounding Mitt Romney's gay former foreign policy spokesman. "I believe the majority of americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant," Johnson told BuzzFeed in a phone interview. "I believe the majority of Americans could care less about whether or not there is a gay individual working in the Romney campaign." Romney's newly hired foreign policy spokesman...
  • Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/05/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/05/20
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party's presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. SNIP He won 74 percent of the vote on the first ballot in Las Vegas, an unusual showing of support. SNIP
  • Gary Johnson: finally a Libertarian who will actually help a Republican candidate

    05/01/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    How many times have we seen a Republican lose a close race where a Libertarian candidate’s votes added to his/her total would have been the margin of victory? Many conservatives moan “If only the Libertarian wasn’t in the races, we’d win.” That’s nonsense of course given that most Libertarians are basically sideways Democrats anyway. When they run their own candidates Libertarians usually take more Democrat votes than Republican votes. Libertarians are no friends of Republicans, but this year things should be different. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s presence in this year’s race has the potential to be a real...
  • Is there a libertarian case for Rick Santorum?

    02/09/2012 9:52:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2012 | John Samples
    Rick Santorum had a somewhat super Tuesday on February 7th. He won all three Republican presidential primaries, thereby reviving a campaign that had failed to follow up on his victory in Iowa. Santorum could become the sole alternative to Romney for the Republican nomination. If that happens, he could become the GOP nominee in 2012. Should libertarians vote for him? Here’s my (broad) definition of a libertarian. A libertarian cares about individual liberty and thus limited government. Those concerns lead to further commitments to free markets in economics, moral pluralism in culture, and realism and restraint in foreign policy. Government...
  • Libertarian former governor could siphon votes from Republican candidates in Nevada

    12/31/2011 2:19:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 | David McGrath Schwartz
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson didn’t get any traction as a Republican running for president. But with his decision last week to be the Libertarian Party candidate, he could be a deciding factor in swing states like Nevada. Johnson told his supporters last week they should back Rep. Ron Paul for the GOP nomination. But if Paul is unsuccessful, Johnson asked Paul’s supporters to consider voting for him for president in the general election as a Libertarian, as opposed to supporting the prevailing GOP candidate. And in Nevada, that could tip, if not further bolster, the state going to...
  • Gary Johnson to drop out of GOP primary to run as Libertarian

    12/21/2011 5:09:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/20/11 | REID J. EPSTEIN and GINGER GIBSON
    Gary Johnson will quit the Republican primaries and seek the Libertarian Party nomination instead, POLITICO has learned. The former two-term New Mexico governor, whose campaign for the GOP nomination never caught fire, will make the announcement at a press conference in Santa Fe on Dec. 28. Johnson state directors will be informed of his plans on a campaign conference call Tuesday night, a Johnson campaign source told POLITICO. The move has been expected for weeks — Johnson had run a New Hampshire-centric effort that never got him past a blip in the polls. He appeared at only two nationally televised...
  • Jon Huntsman jumps into 3d in New Hampshire; Gingrich gains some on Romney

    12/15/2011 4:43:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | December 15, 2011 | Andrew Malcom
    These days if you don't like the polls, wait a few minutes. Another will be along shortly. Speaking of which, here's a new one this morning that could presage the start of a significant move by one candidate (or not), as well as some fresh insights into the thinking of those New Hampshire voters who'll hold the nation's first Republican primary early next month. Suffolk University is out with a new survey showing Newt Gingrich gaining and Mitt Romney slipping there, which we already knew. What it also shows though is Jon Huntsman making a push into third place with...
  • Gary Johnson to Announce Libertarian Switch Tomorrow

    12/14/2011 2:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Johnson has told a reporter that this is something he’s looking at and that he will be in New York tomorrow to do “as many media appearances as they can wind me up and send me in that direction.” But he said he wasn’t announcing the switch tomorrow. Stephen Gordon, who identifies himself as the Southern Regional Director of the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, told me: “I personally spoke with Governor Johnson a couple of days ago and outlined many of the pros and cons of running for the LP’s presidential nomination. It’s my opinion that certain senior leaders within...
  • Libertarian Case For Jon Huntsman[and conservative case for zotting the retread morons who like him]

    12/02/2011 10:07:47 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 50 replies
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 12/2/11 | Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
    Last May, when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was pondering a White House bid, Jason Sorens of the University of Buffalo wrote a commentary that went largely unnoticed. Wanting to "take a look at Jon Huntsman," who has been "widely viewed as a 'moderate' Republican, but whose" policies "stake out a position that may be more libertarian than Daniels'," Sorens concluded that after former Gov. Gary Johnson and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Huntsman offered the most libertarian credentials — besting even Daniels. Sorens's views deserve recognition in New Hampshire, a generally conservative state with decisively libertarian leanings, as our first-in-the-nation presidential...
  • GOP Presidential Candidate Announces Support Of Gay Marriage

    12/02/2011 6:58:14 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/2/11 | Karl Dickey
    Last night, Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced during an on-line Town Hall Thursday night that he supports civil marriage for gay Americans. Having long supported civil unions for gay couples, Johnson's decision to endorse gay marriage is based on "a great deal of deliberation, discussion with the gay community, and a conclusion that government has no business choosing who should be allowed the benefits of marriage and who should not." Announcing his support for gay marriage, Johnson said, "As a believer in individual freedom and keeping government out of personal lives, I simply cannot find...
  • Longshot Republican candidate mulls third-party run [Gary Johnson]

    11/26/2011 3:38:31 PM PST · by freespirited · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/26/11
    Disgruntled former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson says he is considering leaving the Republican slate and running as a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. "I feel abandoned by the Republican Party," Johnson, who has been left out of most of the Republican debates, told the Sante Fe New Mexican newspaper this week, saying he might seek the Libertarian Party's support. "The Republican Party has left me by the wayside," said Johnson, whose polling numbers have recently been so low that they are often not even being picked up by pollsters. "If I'd have been included in 16 of...
  • Gingrich Takes The Lead (Was the candidate to beat Obama there all along?)

    11/14/2011 1:50:04 PM PST · by Patrick1 · 66 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | November 14, 2011 | Tom Jensen
    Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP's national polling. He's at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney. The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.
  • Gary Johnson on FOX's Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld Now.

    11/17/2011 12:13:54 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 24 replies
    Gary Johnson is on the Red Eye panel now if you are into this dude. So far he seems screaming high.
  • Just took Rasmussen phone poll (Vanity)

    10/04/2011 7:48:58 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 20 replies
    Just took phone poll. Asked if election held today would I vote Obama or GOP? Asked two times, slightly different in wording, then asked Obama or Gary Johnson? Do I trust the american people having my best interest or the governing powers? Do I consider myself part of the movement known as The Tea Party? What??? Didn't ask me the choice between Obama or any other candidate EXCEPT Johnson specifically. Says quite a bit.....strange questions.
  • Rumors about the next purge on Free Reppublic (mods dont need no speling gramer ect)

    09/29/2011 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 254 replies · 1+ views
  • Rick Perry, Mitt Romney stumble during GOP debate while Newt Gingrich, second-tier candidates shine

    09/23/2011 12:17:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 23rd 2011 | Andrea Tantaros
    When viewers turned on their TV sets to watch the Fox News-Google GOP presidential debate on Thursday night, they expected to see an extended back-and-forth between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry that would cement their star status. What they got instead was a second tier of candidates that consistently outshone them, leaving the Republican Party questioning the mettle and messages of its frontrunners. While the race is arguably still between the former governor of Massachusetts and the current one of Texas, the B-listers made the audience take a second look. Each, in his or her own way, seized opportunities that...
  • Johnson Invited to Fla GOP Debate Tonight

    09/22/2011 7:00:22 AM PDT · by whiteoutpress · 32 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Mark Wachtler
    September 22, 2011. Orlando. For all those fans of liberty, freedom and America’s electoral process, they may want to tune into Fox News tonight and check out the next GOP Presidential debate. Broadcast live from Orlando, Florida, the top 9 Republican candidates for President will be on stage. That’s one more than the 8 that have previously been invited to the other GOP debates, including the last Fox News debate. That’s because the American people have spoken loud and clear, demanding an end to a rigged and dishonest debate system. With metaphorical chants from a united electorate of, “Let him...
  • Fox News/Google debate to include Gary Johnson over Florida GOP's objection

    09/20/2011 4:17:00 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/20/2011 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Fox News has invited Gary Johnson to Thursday’s presidential debate over the objections of the Florida Republican Party, which is co-hosting the Orlando event. But the former New Mexico governor and fledgling presidential candidate still won’t be on the ballot at Saturday’s Presidency 5 straw poll, since the Florida GOP controls that order exclusively. Fox and the state party disagreed on an interpretation of the rules, which require a candidate to receive at least 1 percent support in five recent national polls, said Florida GOP spokesman Brian Hughes. But Fox tweaked the criteria to require candidates only poll 1 percent...
  • Worth a read? [No, but certainly worth a zot]

    09/15/2011 9:26:37 AM PDT · by samthesham74 · 56 replies
    The Personal Gratification Digest ^ | 9/15/2011 | SamtheSham74
    Oh, this guy is funny. And he pretty much nails it. "Taken to a logical extreme, this sort of political pageantry ratchets up the degree of difficulty for a quality candidate with strong ideas and sound principles, especially if the candidate in question looks like an aging college professor (Representative Ron Paul) or a guy who cuts his own hair (former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson). As 2012 approaches like the T-Rex chasing the Jeep in “Jurassic Park,” we are welcomed to the aforementioned logical extreme. For those who think I’m overstating the case, say hello to the current field...
  • The Press Should Stop Ignoring Buddy Roemer's 2012 GOP Bid for President

    07/21/2011 11:34:16 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/21/2011 | Mark Mckinnon
    Among the 2012 candidates labeled by media pundits and opinionators as improbable, long-shot, third-tier comic-book characters are former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan. Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/21/buddy-roemer-announcing-2012-gop-bid-for-president-deserves-attention.html#ixzz1SoOfFeKv
  • CNN Poll: Perry near the top in GOP nomination race

    07/22/2011 5:31:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 1011 | Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
    As Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes closer and closer to jumping into the race for the White House, he's also close to the top of a new national survey in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday indicates that 14 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP pick Perry as their first choice for their party's nomination, just two points behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House. Romney's two point margin over Perry is within the survey's sampling error. ....former New York City...
  • The First Ever GOP Presidential Twitter Debate! (live at 3:00 PM eastern)

    07/20/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 32 replies
    WGST ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011
    This afternoon will mark an historical event: The FIRST EVER Presidential Twitter Debate! 640 WGST and Theteaparty.net have teamed up to bring you 5 GOP hopefuls as they face off online. The participants include: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, and Rick Santorum. Rusty Humphries and S.E. Cupp will be your hosts and moderators today starting at 3pm. Follow the tweets online (below) and LISTEN LIVE to the play-by-play and analysis from Rusty's panel of pundits. Jeffrey Kuhner from the Washington Times will be on hand along with John Hayward from Humanevents.com. Read more: http://www.640wgst.com/pages/Rusty_Humphries.html?article=8850590#ixzz1SfcKkvua
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Who Is Gary Johnson?

    06/22/2011 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | John Stossel
    Someone was missing from last week's Republican presidential debate, and that's too bad. He's an announced candidate who was a two-term governor of New Mexico, and he makes a case for strongly limited government. Who is he? Gary Johnson. He was left off the platform because the sponsors say he didn't meet their criteria: an average 2 percent showing in at least three opinion polls. But I grilled him because I think people might want to hear from him. When he was governor, he vetoed 750 bills and shed a thousand state jobs. That made Republican and Democratic politicians mad,...