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  • Judge dismisses debate lawsuit by Gary Johnson & Jill Stein

    08/06/2016 10:02:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Aug 5, 16 | Brian Stelter
    Johnson and one of his rivals, presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein, sued the commission last September, alleging violations of antitrust law and the First Amendment. Johnson and Stein are seeking spots on the all-important presidential debate stage this fall. But federal judge Rosemary M. Collyer threw out the lawsuit on Friday. In mid-September, the commission will add up five national polls and invite the candidates who are averaging at least 15% support. The first debate is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 26.
  • Gary Johnson endorses #BlackLivesMatter

    08/04/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com/ ^ | 08/04/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    If there was any doubt, Gov. Gary Johnson is working harder at winning over former Bernie Sanders supporters than Ron and Rand Paul supporters. For whatever reason, he’s taken on several left-wing positions from bashing religious freedom to now supporting Black Lives Matter. At the CNN Libertarian Party Town Hall on Wednesday, Johnson praised the efforts of Black Lives Matter and endorsed the organization. Speaking to a Black Lives Matter protestor and registered Democrat who was shot in the leg during a march, Johnson said, “What it has done for me is that my head has been in the sand...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson: Clarifying my views on religious freedom, Mormons

    08/04/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 2, 2016 | Gary Johnson
    A few days ago, trying to maneuver through a “scrum” of reporters in Philadelphia, I was asked about my views regarding religious freedom and non-discrimination laws. Given the divisiveness and pain that have accompanied several state religious freedom laws, I approach attempts at legislating religious exceptions to anti-discrimination laws with great sensitivity and care.
  • Top libertarian legal scholars: Johnson and Weld are moderates, not libertarians

    08/01/2016 3:49:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 29, 2016 | southernconstitutionalist
    Even if you only occasionally frequent law commentary online, you have probably heard of Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute, as he is one of the most prominent voices on libertarian perspectives on the law today. Shapiro took it upon himself to respond ... to recent comments made by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld.
  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about supporting the Libertarian presidential ticket this year. Well, at least, that’s what the Libertarian ticket says. In a interview Thursday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively, said they have had spoken with Romney and he was “considering the possibility” of endorsing the two of them.
  • Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops

    07/21/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 82 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey. Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man. Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters. Among all services except for...
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • Are pollsters boosting Libertarian Johnson to get him into debates to attack Trump?

    07/11/2016 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Be wary of polls showing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson creeping up to 5%. The purpose of this trick is to get him on debate stages to tag team with Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. The plan is simple: take a crash dummy candidate only on the ballot in 27 states, and fake his support numbers to get him past the 5% threshold for a position on a debate stage. It is a beautiful plan we cannot allow to work. The more time Johnson eats up with stupid answers and cross talk over Donald Trump’s answers, the less time Hillary Clinton...
  • Conservatives: We Need To Fight And Win The Election We Have

    07/08/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/8/2016 | George Rasley
    In the ideal world imagined by some of our friends, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted and knocked-out of the race for President and Donald Trump will be replaced at the Republican National Convention by an as yet unidentified perfect conservative candidate whom the voters will anoint as the next President of the United States. Of course none of this ever was, or is, going to happen, but some of our conservative friends can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. However, despite this lack of ability to focus...
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 69 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Has a Nine-Point Lead on Hillary Clinton in Utah

    06/21/2016 12:39:38 PM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Utah Policy Poll ^ | 6/21/2016 | Bryan Schott
    Utah is certainly not turning out to be friendly territory for Donald Trump. A new UtahPolicy.com survey gives the presumptive GOP nominee a 9-point lead over Democratic foe Hillary Clinton. The survey, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, finds Trump with 36% of the vote in Utah. Clinton would get 27%. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has 10%, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein pulls in 2%. 18% said they would prefer another candidate while 2% were undecided. Trump's share of the vote is virtually unchanged from a recent Salt Lake Tribune poll that showed Trump and Clinton tied at...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points

    06/21/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 47 percent to 42 percent in a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. When voters are given a choice of a four-way race, Clinton's advantage over Trump narrows to 42 percent to 38 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 7 percent.
  • Poll: After Orlando, Huge Spike in Voters’ Concerns About Security (Clinton 38 Trump 38 Johnson 10)

    06/20/2016 10:52:30 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6/20/2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Priebus chooses Romney ally to chair convention rules committee

    06/18/2016 7:43:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Rick Moran
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped former congressman Enid Mickelsen to chair the all-important rules committee during the convention. Just two weeks ago, Enid had this to say about the presidential race: Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk Enid Mickelsen just named chair of GOP convention rules panel. Here's what she told Salt Lake Tribune two weeks ago. She has also spoken approvingly of the idea that the rules could be changed to allow delegates to vote for someone other than a candidate they are bound to by result of primary or caucus. It's unkown if Trump was consulted about the choice.
  • The Perot-Myth and the Bush Family

    06/19/2016 9:39:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 47 replies
    vanity | self
    Since 1992, Republicans have been smarting their loss by claiming that Ross Perot stole enough votes to elect Bill Clinton. Even as much as the loyal opposition seeks to demystify the winner's victory, the Perot-elected-Clinton lie has only served to force the GOP to adopt pro-immigrant pro-big-gov narratives. Perot was more liberal than Slick Willie himself. http://www.ontheissues.org/Ross_Perot.htm He was pro-abortion, pro-homo, and for tax hikes on fossil fuel, the driver of American jobs. Bush I's job approvals in 1992 were as low than Jimmy Carter's in 1980 http://spectator.org/63682_bushioisie-wrong-ross-perot-didnt-cost-ghw-bush-white-house-1992/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx Of course Bush was 1000x better than Surrender Monkey Dhimmi, but...
  • Gary Johnson: Orlando mass shooting is no reason to ‘politicize or jump to conclusions’

    06/13/2016 9:52:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 12, 2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate who is polling in the low double digits since winning his party’s nomination, offered two careful responses to the mass shooting in Orlando. In a Sunday afternoon tweet, Johnson called for “a time to mourn, be strong & be what makes America great.”(continued)
  • Libertarian Stripper Banned From Party

    06/13/2016 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 06/13/2016 | Wayne Peal
    The Howell man whose impromptu strip tease last month at the Libertarian Party's national convention made headlines across the U.S. has been suspended from the party. James Weeks II announced Sunday evening that Libertarian Executive Committee officials approved his suspension earlier in the day because of his actions. Weeks, chairman of the party's Livingston County branch and an announced party candidate for county sheriff, said "the reasoning behind this suspension is their disapproval of my use of free expression in lieu of a speech during my run for Libertarian Party chair at the national convention." Weeks has maintained his dance...
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • Poll: Libertarian Johnson Tops Clinton Among Independents

    06/11/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 9, 2016
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson leads presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton among self-identified independents, a new poll finds. A Fox News survey released Thursday found Clinton leading overall with 39 percent support, followed by Donald Trump at 36 percent and Johnson at 12 percent. But among independents, Trump leads, at 32 percent, followed by Johnson, at 23, and Clinton, at 22.
  • Gary Johnson Promises He Won’t Smoke Pot in the White House

    06/09/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 06/08/2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still a relative unknown, but according to the latest polls, he’s drawing double digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But while Johnson might be gaining fans because of his position on legalizing marijuana—it’s a key part of his campaign’s platform—he swears that, should he actually win the White House, he would quit smoking pot (at least for his first term)....
  • Is Libertarian Gary Johnson a Good Alternative to Trump or Clinton?

    05/30/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 99 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson won the 2016 Libertarian Party nomination for president on Sunday, as expected, winning on the second ballot with 55 percent of the vote. A former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, he sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012, before deciding by the end of 2011 to seek the Libertarian Party nomination instead.Ordinarily, the Libertarian Party and its candidates attract little attention in a presidential race. Johnson got the Libertarian Party nomination in 2012 and went on to garner a little over a million votes, falling just short of one percent of the...
  • Great #NeverTrump hope Gary Johnson: I side with Bernie Sanders 73% of the time, you know

    06/01/2016 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, this is the guy I’m stuck with this fall, huh? *ffffaaaarrrrtttt* Second look at NRO Contributor 2016? A few months ago I would have laughed at Johnson for pandering to a left-wing movement that’s purportedly all about economics by emphasizing his common ground with them on everything but economics. After reading this, I’m not so sure. There’s a convincing case out there that a good chunk of Berniemania is twentysomethings and independent white men who disdain the Democratic label, relish the spirit of Sanders’s movement, but … aren’t terribly invested in the ultra-left platform he’s running...
  • What does the media owe Gary Johnson and the Libertarians?

    06/01/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/30/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Sunday, Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, won the Libertarian Party nomination for president with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as his vice president. Johnson is an impassioned proponent of the party's small government message, and he told the crowd he thinks most people are Libertarians but don't know it. At a news conference, he made a play for tea party voters, saying what started out as a fiscal, small-government movement was captured by Republicans, especially social conservative.... Johnson and Weld have more executive governing experience than the two major candidates. They currently draw 10 percent in many...
  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekend’s convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isn’t conventional, and the candidates representing their parties don’t hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Huffington Post: Jesus Was First Transgender Man

    05/21/2016 10:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2016 | 3:21 PM EDT | Maggie McKneely
    The Huffington Post has uncovered a fact that thousands of Biblical scholars and theologians have missed: Jesus was the first transgender man. To HuffPo writer Suzanne Dewitt Hall, “the current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling.” She claims that God created transgenders in Genesis, after all. […] “The Holy Spirit comes upon the second Eve, and the child takes flesh from her and is born… with XX chromosome pairing. Born genetically female, and yet trans-formed into man.” …
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • Libertarians pick ticket, slam Trump

    05/29/2016 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 72 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 7:21 PM ET, Sun May 29, 2016 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    Orlando, Florida (CNN)Libertarians on Sunday selected a presidential ticket headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who lit into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on immigration and a range of other issues. At the party convention in Orlando, Florida, Johnson got his preferred running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, in a weekend gathering that drew sharp contrasts with the major party candidates -- Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Johnson described the real estate mogul's immigration policies as "just racist," particularly the Republican's call to deport 11 million undocumented people currently in the country. Libertarian activists...
  • Libertarian Party candidate strips to underwear and dances instead of making speech at convention

    05/29/2016 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    A candidate for the Libertarian Party’s chairman position stripped off his clothes and strutted his stuff on stage at the party’s national convention Sunday, instead of simply making a speech. He did not win the position. The lumberjack-looking candidate tried a laissez-faire approach to campaigning at the Orlando event: He cued a dance song, clapped, and then slowly removed his tie, shirt and suspenders, all for the live C-Span cameras.
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • And Now, Behind Door No. 3

    05/29/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    It’s been an unusual election year, and it’s far from over. This weekend, the Libertarian Party is holding its presidential nominating convention in Orlando, Florida, close to Disney World — or close to a Veterans Administration hospital . . . they’re so difficult to tell apart. Both have long lines. For eleven previous presidential contests, the Libertarian Party’s nominees — including the 1988 run by former GOP congressman and presidential aspirant Ron Paul — have only once broken one percent of the vote, in 1980, and only once topped a million votes, in 2012. Yet, this November, after all the...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • BREAKING: Glenn Beck Endorses Austin Petersen

    05/20/2016 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2016 | Lina Bryce
    Presidential Libertarian candidate, Austin Petersen appeared on Glenn Beck‘s show today, scoring major points with the host and his viewers. The show will be aired in its entirety later today on The Blaze, but according to a status update on Austin Petersen’s Facebook page, Glenn Beck has already given Petersen a glowing endorsement. Just after noon today, the post thanked Beck for his support.
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

    05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream. Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the...
  • Cashed out: Koch brothers sit on wallets in '16 (Deny funding Libertarian)

    05/20/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 05/20/16 | Gabrielle Levy
    David and Charles Koch, the wealthy brothers whose donor network has given hundreds of millions to Republican causes and candidates in the past, aren't going to pour cash into the third-party bid of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson – and reportedly won't spend a dime on GOP candidates in 2016. A spokesman for the Kochs on Thursday contradicted a report by The Daily Caller – citing a source within the Johnson campaign – that they planned to spend "tens of millions of dollars" to support Johnson, who is all but assured to win the Libertarian presidential nomination.
  • Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson Chooses Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld as His VP

    05/19/2016 3:05:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | May 18 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has agreed to join forces with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld for the Libertarian Party's nomination. Weld will run for the party's vice presidential slot, possibly bolstering the third party's appeal to general election voters. Weld was a popular governor in the 1990s with crossover appeal and could boost the legitimacy of a third-party option for voters disgruntled by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "It brings an enormous amount of credibility to what it is I'm doing," Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said in a statement....
  • LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM

    05/07/2016 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 47 replies
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 2014 | Libertarian Party
    In the following pages we have set forth our basic principles and enumerated various policy stands derived from those principles.
  • Even the Libertarian Party is Useless on Oppressive Nondiscrimination Laws

    05/09/2016 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 9, 2016 | Benny Huang
    If you're like me you're probably searching for a third party candidate in the wake of Donald Trump's clinching of the GOP nomination. For those of you considering the Libertarian Party (LP), I hope you'll reconsider. The party's current frontrunner, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, doesn't seem to understand this liberty thing. He thinks it means drugs and abortion but should you decide that you don't want to engage in a business transaction he wants the government to coerce you. The party's other candidates aren't quite as extreme in their statism though none of them will make an unqualified...
  • 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...
  • Software developer promises to defeat Trump, Clinton

    03/06/2016 6:50:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "When I travel, I'm constantly stopped by people asking for photos. I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have the ability to reach the people. They will listen because I have a checkered background and I may say something interesting," McAfee said. .. . "You might expect someone unexpected. My wife is black, my life is checkered and I am outside the box," McAfee said.