Gary Johnson – 2016 Presidential Candidate

 
Gary Johnson 2016 Presidential Candidate
Gary Johnson 2016 Presidential Candidate

Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) Johnson previously served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He is a candidate in the Presidential nomination in the 2016 election for the Libertarian party. Johnson formally declared his candidacy for the Libertarian party on January 6, 2016.

Johnson addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. as the third-party option for anti – Trump Republicans. His campaign has attracted increased attention as a possible vehicle for the  Stop Trump movement ‘s votes in the general election.

Johnson won the North Carolina’s Libertarian primary with 42% of the vote, ahead of “no preference” at 35%. with other candidates polling at 6%. He won the Libertarian Party of Minnesota caucus with 75.7% of the vote.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Also see :

“Libertarian Gary Johnson launches White House bid”. The Hill. Retrieved April 8, 2016.

Roller, Emma (April 23, 2014). “Remember Gary Johnson? He Wants to Run for President Again.”. National Journal. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014.

 

 

 

9 Thoughts to “Gary Johnson – 2016 Presidential Candidate”

  1. tskier01123

    A Lib candidate. He was Governor for a pretty impressive amount of time, 8 years so he was well liked. He’s running for President under the Libertarian ticket so he’s going to be ignore no matter how good his politics and policies are. He ran as a Republican in 2011 but was thoroughly ignore and squashed so it’s no wonder he’s running with a different party this go around. He is the CEO of a Marijuana based company in Nevada, which turns some people off but I personally think it’s okay. He doesn’t seem sleezy, but no one will know who he is because it’s all about the Dems and Repubs.

     
  2. doxie

    Gary Johnson seems like a better candidate when compared to Clinton or Cruz, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible for a third party candidate to win.

     
  3. George Edwards

    As the race stands at the moment, I wish Gary Johnson was still in the race. To me he seemed sincere and a good person. His best feature was the fact that he stuck to his views on policies and didn’t back down like all the other candidates to lobbying groups. Alas, that won’t happen, because a Liberal candidate is never seeing the inside of the Oval office.

     
  4. oportosanto

    I see you are a supporter of Gary Johnson, George. I think those qualities you mention are very important, I mean, how many politicians do we see changing their mind just because it’s more convenient at that specific time?

     
  5. jamesandrews

    I have a lot of libertarian friends who go crazy over Gary Johnson. It’s strange, because so many people agree with his policies and his approach to doing politics, but he’s never going to be any more than an also-ran if he remains as the “third party” candidate.

    It’s a pity really, because he’s just the sort of guy American politics needs right now.

     
  6. oportosanto

    That’s what happens with some politicians, people agree with them, but they don’t have the support of the machine and that is why they aren’t able to push through.

     
  7. Diane Lane

    I don’t know much about Gary Johnson, other than that he was the Governor of New Mexico for 8 years, was a Republican, and is now running as a Libertarian, for the 2016 Presidential election. I do think he made a smart move in asking Bill Weld to be his running mate (Vice President), though.

    Bill Weld is pretty well known and respected by many in the Northeast. Although he was a Republican governor of Massachusetts, he was on the liberal end of the party, so he could draw in some disillusioned Hillary and Bernie voters, as well as the more moderate Republicans who are anti-Trump. This combination could be a strong contender. Bill Weld also supported law enforcement in his role as US Attorney, and that is a large block of voters. I think the race just got more interesting, and hopefully a little more genteel.

     
  8. Diane Lane

    I was surprised recently to see some of the conservatives/conservatarians I follow on Twitter mentioning Johnson as their candidate of choice. These people were previously planning to vote for other candidates such as Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz. They don’t seem to actively belong to the #NeverTrump camp, but votes for a 3rd party candidate will basically serve the same purpose, and probably result in a win for Clinton.

     
  9. Socialism sucks

    I like Gary Johnson. He’s todays version of Milton Friedman

     

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