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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gov. Johnson In the News: Liberty Will Be On the Ballot

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The latest news updates from the campaign:


Gary Johnson Sign-Waving Day, October 10th & 12th

Gary Johnson supporters from coast to coast are invited to the Nationwide Gary Johnson Sign-Waving Day, on Wednesday, October 10th AND Friday, October 12th. Grab your Gary Johnson signs, find a busy street corner in your home town, and wave your support for Liberty!

Now is the time to get as much exposure as we can. We want this to be a huge, coast-to-coast event! Invite your friends, bring food, and have fun! The nationwide Gary Johnson Sign-Waving Daywill work as follows:

    • Pick a high traffic area, like a downtown street corner at rush hour. Alternately, you can hang homemade banners and signs on highway overpasses.

    • Create an event on Facebook to organize a time and place to meet in your area. Try to have a number of locations across your city or state!

    • Wave yard signs, posters, any homemade signs you'd like, and make noise, noise, noise!

    • Please take pictures of your sign-waving event and share these pictures to social media!

As an added bonus, we ask everyone to email their creative pictures from nationwide Gary Johnson Sign-Waving Day to

The best, most creative pictures will be used in an official campaign video, and will be shared on Gov. Johnson's social media! 

So get out there, make some signs, and make some noise!

There Is No Libertarian Case For Mitt Romney

October 1, 2012
United Liberty
By Doug Mataconis

Stephen Green, PJMedia’s Vodkapundit, came out this morning with a post putting forward a libertarian case for Mitt Romney. I’ve seen several other people try to attempt to make this argument in the last several weeks, but they’ve all been conservatives trying to convince libertarians why they absolutely must vote for Mitt Romney rather than Gary Johnson on November 6th. 

Inevitably, those arguments, whether in the form of a blog post or a conversation on Twitter or Facebook end up devolving into the same ridicule and condescension one typically hears from conservatives directed at libertarians.


Gary Johnson goes crowd surfing in Utah

October 3, 2012
The Raw Story
By Stephen C. Webster

Appearing at a town hall event in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked if he’d like to go crowd surfing. And without any hesitation, he agreed.

As cameras rolled, the former New Mexico governor turned his back on the crowd and let them pick him up, being carried around the room for a moment before touching back down.

Presidential Debate Recap: Gary Johnson for President 2012

October 3, 2012
By Christopher McDaniel

Election 2012 has a make-or-break feel for the GOP. We've seen Ron Paul's R3VOLution in the party all across America. With a volatile primary season behind him, Mitt Romney is looking to show indy-leaning Republicans and the rest of America that he is the better man to lead America for the next four years. 

On Wednesday, he gets his first chance as he goes head to head with President Barack Obama in the first of three televised debates brought to you by the Commission for Presidential Debates.

Gary Johnson Interview on Larry King Now

October 3, 2012
Larry King Now

In part one of Larry’s interview with Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential nominee discusses his exclusion from the debate process, why he thinks Obama and Romney are similar candidates, and his reasons for wanting to abolish the IRS.

In the second installment of Larry's interview with Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Presidential nominee sounds off on Obama's shortcomings, marriage equality, and the impact the Libertarian party has had on federal policy.

Did the First Debate Miss Key Campaign Issues?

October 3, 2012
Cavuto on Fox Business

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the debate between Romney and Obama.

Let Gary Johnson Eat Cake (and Debate)

October 4, 2012
The Huffington Post
By Brian LaSorsa

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama took the stage Wednesday night at the 2012 election cycle's first presidential debate, and they made it clear beforehand: libertarian candidate Gary Johnson ain't invited.

In response, Johnson actually filed an antitrust lawsuit charging the RNC and DNC with conspiring in restraint of trade to exclude the consideration of third-party candidates in these nationally televised exchanges. No one knows what will come of the lawsuit, and I'm still not sure whether to laugh at the Libertarian Party or laugh with them.

Gary Johnson and the 2-party stranglehold on presidential debates

October 4, 2012
By Lane Filler

We are a two-party system -- not by law, but because the Democrats and the Republicans have seized the mechanisms of government. They use their control to maintain power, and other parties can't compete. This causes a bunch of self-perpetuating, corrosive behaviors, like government-funded primaries for these major parties, which are really nothing but private organizations. 

Withholding the money for a Republican primary out of a libertarian's paycheck makes as much sense as taxing Jews to pay for KKK dance parties (now that's an idea for a reality show).

Third party candidates may have outsized impact in tight race 

October 5, 2012
Daily News
By The Associated Press

Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls — when survey takers even bother to list them as options.

Yet in a tight race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal.

Ron Paul Suggests He'll Vote For Gary Johnson

October 5, 2012
By Rosie Gray

"Tonight there's a debate going on," Ron Paul said. "And if you come to the conclusion that the candidates aren't all that different, why do we have to just listen to two of them?"

"There are other people who are technically capable of winning because they're on a lot of ballots," Paul said, to which his interviewer said "Like Gary Johnson, for example."

Legalizing marijuana: most Americans get it, so when will our politicians?

October 6, 2012
The Guardian
By Gov. Gary Johnson

Prohibition in the US was a huge, miserable failure. During its 13-year run, beginning in 1920, Prohibition caused a massive rise in organized crime and actually increased alcohol consumption instead of curtail it. After Prohibition's repeal in 1933, kids didn't start drinking in record numbers. Society didn't collapse. 

Today, bathtub gin dealers don't run amok on playgrounds; microbreweries don't protect their turf with automatic weapons. Instead, a safe environment to drink was created when the government began regulating and taxing alcohol. And yet, here we are in 2012, giving Prohibition another shot. For lack of a better word, that's just stupid.

Presidential Polls 2012 Show Gary Johnson With 10 Percent of Vote in Ohio, Time for GOP to Take Him Seriously

October 8, 2012
By David Allen

Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, appeared on CNN's State of The Union. The host, Candy Crowley, asked whether Priebus was worried about libertarian candidate Gary Johnson taking votes from Mitt Romney. 

The chairman responded that it doesn’t worry him because people are “not going to throw their vote away” and that Johnson was "almost a non-factor." Which is all a part of the song and dance of being the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (but it hides a real worry).

Gary Johnson Brings Campaign to College Campuses

October 9, 2012
U.S. News & World Report
By Kenneth T. Walsh

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is making his way across the country's college campuses in a last-ditch effort to create momentum and generate support among young people for his campaign.

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