Gary Johnson Nominated For President By Libertarian Party - A Real Nominee For Once!!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Libertarian National Convention Nominates Gary Johnson for President

LAS VEGAS - The Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for President of the United States, expressing confidence he will be able to find effective small-government solutions to the country’s most pressing problems and mount a strong challenge to his major party rivals.

Mr. Johnson was declared the party’s Presidential nominee after he won 70% percent of the vote in the first round of balloting by the 595 delegates of the National Libertarian Convention held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

His closest challenger, R. Lee Wrights of Texas, finished second with 25% of the ballots.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Johnson promised to present a clear and viable alternative to major party candidates, saying his victory in November will offer Americans effective solutions to slow economic growth, high unemployment and endless foreign military commitments that sap the country’s financial strengths. America, for the first time in modern history, is poised to reject the tired two-party duopoly that has brought the nation to its knees economically.

“I am honored and I just want to pledge that no one will be disappointed. We're going to grow the Libertarian Party.” said Mr. Johnson.

A successful businessman who lives in Taos, NM, Mr. Johnson is known as an unwavering crusader for fiscal responsibility, free enterprise and individual freedoms. During his gubernatorial tenure, he used his veto pen more than 750 times to forestall attempts to grow government and put an end to wasteful government projects. He cut taxes 14 while maintaining New Mexico as one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget. The state boasted a $1 billion budget surplus when Mr. Johnson left office in 2003.

The nominee’s biography can be found at

Mr. Johnson’s running mate will be chosen later today and can be watched live on C-Span. If no candidate for Vice President attains a majority on the first ballot, the candidate finishing last will be eliminated from the race. In addition, any candidate polling less than 5 percent will also be eliminated from the subsequent ballot. A candidate securing a majority of convention delegates will be the Vice Presidential nominee.

“I am convinced that Gary Johnson will be an exceptional candidate, and a very successful President,” said Mark Hinkle, Libertarian Party Chair. “We have an impressive roster of talent this year to challenge our Big Government opponents not only in the race for the White House, but also in state and local races. The major parties offer Americans only one solution: Bigger government. Libertarians will show voters how we can make government small while dramatically increasing jobs, lowering taxes, and scaling back government debt.”

Yesterday the convention approved a new party platform, which leaves unchanged the fundamental tenants of the Libertarian Party: Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. Changes adopted by party delegates were generally ones that improve the wording or clarity of the party’s intent to advance liberty and shrink Big Government. One significant change adopted was to add ballot initiatives to the party’s mission.

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States, which is active in all 50 states and has more than 250,000 registered voters.

Libertarians call for ending government interference in personal, family and business decisions, much lower government spending, repeal of dangerous and unnecessary regulations, lower taxes, a currency free of government manipulation, free trade, and a peaceful, non-interventionist foreign policy.

Millions of Americans have voted for Libertarian Party candidates in past elections throughout the country, despite the fact that many state governments place roadblocks in order to keep third party candidates off the ballot and deprive voters of a real choice.

Additional information about the 2012 Libertarian National Convention can be found at

Additional information about the Libertarian Party can be found at

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Gary Johnson is clearly the best candidate for President. He was elected and re-elected with an increased majority, as a Republican, in a state that is 2-1 Democratic.

He has proven bipartisan appeal. He's pro drug legalization, pro civil marriage equality, pro-choice, anti war, treats his religion as a personal matter and doesn't go on about it, pro gambling, anti-PATRIOT Act and pro free-market. His economics advisor is Jeffrey Miron from Harvard; an acclaimed libertarian economics scholar that has done phenomenal critiques of the drug war.

Gary and Jeffrey are more Chicago than Austrian but that is a minor criticism compared to the other candidates. Plus, Johnson wouldn't stand in the way of competing currencies and auditing the Fed, thus meaning that Paul would get his way on monetary policy anyway.

If the LP can get 5% of the national vote, they would instantly qualify for a large amount of federal election funding. This represents a significant chance at really spooking the two-party duopoly.

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<<<"If the LP can get 5% of the national vote, they would instantly qualify for a large amount of federal election funding. This represents a significant chance at really spooking the two-party duopoly. ">>>

Please forgive me for missing what must be obvious, but it is early and I just woke up, so I am baffled by your comment.

"If the LP can get 5% of the national vote." Do you mean in this upcoming presidential election in November? I suppose so.

If so, the LP would qualify for federal election funding "instantly" to be used when and in what subsequent election? Is that how it works? IF Gary Johnson gets over 5 % in November the LP will have federal funding to be used two years from now in the Congressional elections in 2014 and perhaps then again in the presidential election in 2016?

Does anyone care to speculate what the next couple of years will be like if Obama gets re elected? According to John WIlliams of we will be in the midst of a hyperinflationary depression much worse than the Great Depression. Obama is more likely to be re elected the more votes Gary Johnson gets. It has been a long time since a LP candidate got more than a fraction of one percent.

There is also the egregious prospect that if Obama got re elected and things continue to get worse that Obama would declare an emergency and suspend future presidential elections and make himself president for life!

It remains to be seen if Mitt Romney will become the GOP nominee. If he does I wonder if the polls are of likely voters or just registered voters. Ron Paul supporters are determined to make him the nominee and would be unwilling to cast their votes for Romney because he is so ignorant of the crucial issues as well as mistaken. If you are ignorant meaning unaware of something you are not about to deal with it at all. Romney is in favor of the NDAA meaning that he is naive and oblivious to the danger that an evil or misguided president might use the powers within the NDAA to lock up political enemies or those who criticize him or her.

A Romney nominee would assure that Obama would be re elected despite the polls which are flawed. For Romney to be the nominee blood would have to flow at the hands of the GOP goon squads against the Ron Paul supporters and delegates there.

To my way of thinking Tampa will be unprecedented and it is inconceivable that Ron Paul would emerge as the nominee except that it could happen as seemingly unlikely as it is.

Jim Rogers, the billionaire investor, has said that if Ron Paul were to be the nominee that he would support his candidacy.

First a piece of nostalgia:

here is Jim Rogers:

An honest politician and a man of integrity:

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