Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gary Johnson: most in U.S. have libertarian views

Gary Johnson Talks About Running For President | The Daily Caller - Alex Pappas:

March 23, 2016 - "As disaffected Republicans muse about the possibility of backing a third-party candidate instead of Donald Trump in a general election, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for president, says he sees a big opportunity.

"'If this isn’t an opportunity for the Libertarian nominee — and I hope to be the Libertarian nominee — there will never be an opportunity, in my opinion,' Johnson said in an interview with several reporters at The Daily Caller’s newsroom this week.

"Johnson briefly ran for president as a Republican in 2012 before leaving the party to become the Libertarian Party’s nominee, winning more than one million votes.... He’s now focused on winning the nomination again at the party’s Memorial Day weekend convention in Orlando and suing the Presidential Debate Commission so his party’s nominee will be included in the general election debates. 'There’s no way that a third party wins the presidency without being in the presidential debates,' Johnson said.....

"Johnson argues his views are in line with most Americans. 'I really believe that the majority of people in this country are libertarians, that we’re classically liberal at the end of the day, we’re fiscally conservative…but also we’re socially liberal. Who cares how you live your life as long as it doesn’t adversely affect mine?'....

"Johnson pointed out how he and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have similar views on foreign policy.... 'Obviously, we’re 180 degrees when it comes to economics, but when it comes to foreign policy, when it comes to crony capitalism, when it comes to Europe, a woman’s right to choose, marijuana, to me it spoke volumes as to why he is doing as well as he is,' Johnson said.

"Asked if he has spoken with some of the conservatives who say they are interested in supporting a third-party candidate if Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Johnson said: 'We’ve got a few of these meetings here, I’ve got a few of those meetings in the next few days'....

"With ballot access a timely and difficult thing for many third party candidates, Johnson said people looking for a third-party candidate should know his party will be on every state’s ballots.

"'What’s not being reported right now, and I think should be, is that the Libertarian Party is going to be on the ballot in all 50 states,' he said."

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