Saturday, November 8, 2014

Johnson declares for President in 2016

Governor Gary Johnson will run for President as a Libertarian in 2016 - Jacksonville Political Buzz |

November 4, 2014 - "Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is planning to run for President in 2016 as a Libertarian. He shared his intentions during an interview on 'The Steve Malzberg Show' on Newsmax TV.

"'The whole election is a big yawn," Johnson said of today's midterm elections. 'Who cares who wins, because nothing's really going to change? It's like a debate between Coke and Pepsi. They're debating over which one tastes better.'

"The host asked Johnson about the possibility of a Rand Paul presidential campaign. After expressing his respect for Senator Paul, Johnson highlighted the many social issues on which the Libertarian Party and Paul were at strong odds.

"'The only way [we win] is if Libertarians get into the presidential debates,' Johnson noted when pressed on the idea of a Libertarian actually winning the presidency. Johnson polled 1.3 million votes as the Libertarian candidate in the 2012 election, capturing about 1% of the vote nationwide. It was the party's best popular vote showing ever and best percentage showing since 1980.

"'People are clamoring to hear good ideas as opposed to the lesser of two evils,' he continued. 'Either the Democrats are going to win or the Republicans are going to win, but the losers are all of us out here as citizens that really do want meaningful change, and none of it's happening. There's no dialogue regarding meaningful change.'"

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