Gary Johnson Weekly News Update 10-19 to 10-25

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YAL UCSD w/ Gary Johnson (Photo credit: YalSandiego)

Well the Debate Commission has successfully kept the anyone that bucks the status quo out, even with Twitter Bombs, sponsors leaving and waves of email. So the next option is to replace them. Their is a group called Free and Equal Foundation who is unafraid of differences opinions.


Gary Johnson Shut Out of Second Presidential Debate, But Polls Show He May Swing Election 2012

October 16, 2012 PolicyMic By Jake Horowitz

Johnson only has small support nationwide in the presidential polls, but he enjoys a dedicated following of young people and former Ron Paul supporters, enough to actually make a difference in election 2012. He is on the ballot in almost every state (not Michigan or Oklahoma), so he has the potential to have a major impact on either Obama or Romney’s chances.

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Larry King To Moderate Third-Party Presidential Debate

October 17, 2012 LA Times By Meredith Blake

Larry King will moderate a debate among the third-party presidential candidates on Oct. 23, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced on Tuesday.

The debate, which will be held in Chicago, will feature Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson  of the newly formed Justice Party.

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NPR’s Planet Money Endorses Gary Johnson for President

October 19, 2012 By Ronald Bailey

Not exactly, but more closely than one might expect. The producers of Planet Money are running a terrific series in which they asked a panel of economists whose views span the political spectrum what policies they think the perfect presidential candidate should adopt. It turns out that a lot of them echo the policy proposals of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

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Gary Johnson Urges Voters To Support Candidate ‘We believe in’

October 19, 2012 Laramie Boomerang By Joshua Roberts

The campaign for Gary Johnson, a Libertarian presidential candidate, touts his agenda for the U.S. as putting a stop to frivolous spending, ending wars and rebuilding America.

The former two-term New Mexico governor stood before a crowd Thursday night at the University of Wyoming wearing a T-shirt with a peace symbol on the front and surrounded by signs describing him as “the people’s president.”

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Gary Johnson’s Third-Party Presidential Bid: A Real Factor or Just A Footnote?

October 19, 2012 The Washington Post By Sean Sullivan

Gary Johnson, the Republican-turned-Libertarian Party presidential candidate, won’t come close to matching the vote totals of President Obama and Mitt Romney next month. Nonetheless, he’s a variable in a handful of battleground states that could determine the outcome of the election.

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Gary Johnson Wants To “shout from the rooftops” That Colorado Can Change the World

October 22, 2012 Denver Westword By Sam Levin

Election day is rapidly approaching and it couldn’t be clearer in Colorado where residents are bombarded with nonstop ads and weekly traffic jams due to Obama and Romney rallies. But those two aren’t the only presidential candidates showing the state some love.

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian pick, stopped here Friday — and shared with us his predictions for November 6 and his hopes for the state’s marijuana amendment.

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Frightened Republicans Try To Shut Down Election Competitors

October 22, 2012 Forbes By Doug Bandow

The Republican Party claims to believe in freedom.  But not really.  Certainly not if that means being able to vote for someone who truly believes in liberty.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican who cut spending while advocating legalization of marijuana, originally ran for the GOP presidential nomination. But most of the debate organizers refused to let him join the largely undistinguished candidate herd which included another unknown former governor (Jon Huntsman) and a businessman with no political experience (Herman Cain).

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Larry King Hosts Third-Party Faceoff

October 22, 2012 Politico By Mackenzie Weinger

Larry King says Gary Johnson should have been on stage with Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama — but the libertarian presidential nominee’s only chance to debate comes during the third party showdown that King will moderate on Tuesday.

The talk show host, who is moderating the Free & Equal Elections Foundation’s independent candidate debate, said he thinks any candidate who is on the ballot in at least 40 states should be invited to all the major sanctioned debates.

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