Last fall, GQ ran a profile of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, then a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, under the headline "Is This the Sanest Man Running for President?" The piece noted that in 2003, Johnson scaled Mount Everest with a broken leg, and in 2005, broke his back paragliding off the highest mountain in Maui. "Sanest"? Well, maybe not.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson fighting to be in the presidential debates
July 24, 2012
Is it 1992 all over again? In that year, American voters heard that “giant sucking sound” being uttered by Independent candidate Ross Perot. He made history that election cycle by facing off against Republican President George H.W. Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and even carried 20 percent of the vote.
Libertarian Johnson: I Want the Chance to Debate Obama, Romney
July 25, 2012
By Greg McDonald
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he doesn’t have a chance of being elected over President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney unless he’s allowed to join them in debates this fall — but those encounters could also give him the opportunity to “crash and burn.”
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who abandoned a failed campaign for the GOP presidential nomination to run as the Libertarian party's candidate, said this week that the key to his longshot bid will be getting into the fall's debates with President Obama and Mitt Romney.
July 26, 2012. Santa Fe. The campaign for Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson announced it was planning to make its first major media buy of the 2012 election. The former 2-term New Mexico Governor has been frantically raising money this past week to pay for it. So far, contributions have been flooding in. But a spokesman for the campaign says they’re still $35,000 short and need to raise it by Monday.
Why Gary Johnson could cost Obama or Romney a win in 2012
July 24, 2012
By Joe Trippi
Back in May, when Americans Elect, the group formed to put a bipartisan third party ticket on the 2012 presidential ballot, closed shop, everyone stopped talking about whether a third party candidate would enter the race in 2012 -- and the focus since then has been on Obama and Romney in a two person race.
This two person race has been a dead heat for months, and most people expect this to be one of the closest presidential races ever. (The latest Real Clear Politics poll average has Obama at 45.9% compared to Romney at 44.8%.)
Gary Johnson, two-term governor and Libertarian Presidential candidate, knows that a President Obama or a President Romney will only bring four more years of the same. Only Governor Johnson will do what presidents SHOULD do: promote the peace, increase the freedom, and put America first once more.
In a new video released today, "Live Free," Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for President, declares that a second Obama administration or a first Romney administration will only lead to four more years of the same. Johnson is one of only three presidential candidates expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Ron Paul Supporters Can Help Gary Johnson Become the Wild Card in 2012 Election
July 29, 2012
By Douglas Goodman
In six weeks, President Obama and most likely Mitt Romney will be the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for president -- respectively. Whether Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson can poll 15%, in order to participate in the presidential debates and potentially become a wild card or spoiler, will depend on the millions of Ron Paul supporters -- if they decide to throw their support behind Johnson.
Jesse Ventura: “If They Allow Johnson To Debate, You Could See Him Win”
July 29, 2012
Independent Political Report
Former Independent Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was interviewed on Coast to Coast AM by host George Noory for two hours this past Wednesday.
In comments transcribed below, Governor Ventura repeated his endorsement of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson. He also discussed the ballot access and presidential debate challenges faced by Third Party candidates generally, his offer to run with Ron Paul should Dr. Paul drop out of the Republican Primaries, and the possibility of his own run for President in 2016.
Late last week, former two-term governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson passed the one million mark on the social media platform Google+, passing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 853,378 followers. Since Friday, his following has grown another 11,554, making his total number of Google+ followers 1,011,554.