The Daily Caller interviewed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson today and amongst the most interesting quotes from him was one encouraging his supporters to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primaries and then vote for him in the general election, operating under the assumption that Paul will not win the Republican nomination.
“Yeah,” he told TheDC when asked if he believes supporters should vote for Paul — with whom he shares many libertarian policy positions.
But, Johnson cautioned, “I’m believing that Ron Paul is not going to win the nomination, and that is the exciting part about this for me. I do think it is about an agenda and a message. I think Ron Paul’s a messenger. I think that I am. I think there are others.”
In a Wednesday statement announcing his Libertarian Party candidacy, Johnson noted, “While Ron Paul is a good man and a libertarian who I proudly endorsed for president in 2008, there is no guarantee he will be the Republican nominee.”
This is probably about the closest he is going to get to an endorsement of Ron Paul, seeing as Johnson is an active Presidential candidate himself.