Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gary Johnson, Presidential Hopeful

Wait a minute…Gary who? Running for president, you say? Don’t think I know the man.

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday expressed sympathy with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Johnson, a libertarian, is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also pro-choice.

“This country doles it out unfairly,” Johnson said on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. “I just think the root of all evil are politicians that accept money, and when they accept money, they dole out favors to individuals, groups, corporations that pay for those favors, and that’s what I think the majority of Americans are outraged over it. This is not a country that’s about a level playing field, and that’s what government should be doing, is doing everything they can to ensure an equal opportunity for everybody.”

  Raw Story

Well, he sure as hell isn’t going to see the oval rug.

A libertarian, and he has to run on the Republican ticket because, after all, there can be only two.

And why isn’t Gary Johnson in the “debates?” Ron Paul, another libertarian, is.

Candidates had to meet all of the following criteria in order to be invited to participate in the Republican Presidential Candidates Debate sponsored by Bloomberg News, the Washington Post, WBIN and Dartmouth:

1) Received measurable popular support in a range of national polls.

2) Campaign reported at least half a million dollars raised in its FEC filing through the 2011 second quarter reporting period.

3) Is a legally qualified candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

4) Participated in at least three nationally televised Republican presidential debates during the 2012 election cycle.


Is that last one a Catch-22?

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

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