LP.org: Libertarian Gary Johnson Garners More Major Newspaper Endorsements

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For Immediate Release

Friday, September 30, 2016

Libertarian Gary Johnson Garners More Major Newspaper Endorsements

Alexandria – The Chicago Tribune and The Detroit News join The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Winston-Salem Journal and the New Hampshire Union-Leader in endorsing Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Both the Tribune and The Detroit News pointed out that Johnson and Weld, unlike the other tickets, have public executive experience and are candidates Americans can be proud to vote for.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“Libertarians Gary Johnson of New Mexico and running mate William Weld of Massachusetts are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments. They offer an agenda that appeals not only to the Tribune’s principles but to those of the many Americans who say they are socially tolerant but fiscally responsible…

“This year neither major party presents a good option. So the Chicago Tribune today endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson for president of the United States. Every American who casts a vote for him is standing for principles — and can be proud of that vote. Yes, proud of a candidate in 2016.”

From The Detroit News

“Gary Johnson has excelled at public service. In his eight years as the Republican governor of New Mexico, he cut taxes while balancing the budget, and left the state in better fiscal shape than when he arrived. He also was a champion of school choice, and the state under his guidance made great strides in improving education….

“Johnson is joined on the ticket by William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, who likewise posted a record of good government and fiscal discipline. Johnson says he and Weld will govern as a team. That is encouraging. These are two honest, principled politicians who would put the interests of the nation first.”

The National Bureau of Economic Research has found that newspaper endorsements matter little except when they are unexpected, which causes voters to take notice.

“These newspaper editorial boards are made up of intelligent, well informed people who have an opportunity to sit for hours with Gary Johnson asking him tough questions.  Their considered judgment of all of the candidates running for President has led to choosing him as the most qualified candidate to be President over both of his old party opponents,” stated Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. “We commend The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the New Hampshire Union Leader and the Winston-Salem Journal for their open mindedness and thoughtful consideration for our nation’s best interests this November. Thank you for making your endorsement really count this year.”

The Chicago Tribune endorsement can be read here:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-gary-johnson-president-endorsement-edit-1002-20160930-story.html

The Detroit News endorsement can be read here:http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/09/28/endorse-johnson-president/91254412/

(Press release from LP.org) 

10 thoughts on “LP.org: Libertarian Gary Johnson Garners More Major Newspaper Endorsements

  1. Deran

    I think these sorts of endorsements make an actual difference with regards to creating more public acceptance of third party candidates. And in the case of Johnson/Weld I also think the more Trump tanks and appears less and less likely to be elected than there is less impetus to vote for Clinton to stop Trump, and more room to vote for Johnson/Weld. imo

  2. Andy

    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.”

    He went on to explain:

    “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

    — David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton and by Dan Quayle)

  3. AMcCarrick

    Andy we get it, you’re a delusion paleo-con Trump supporter that buys the bull shit of Alex Jones. You can stop posting this crap already. You’re just making yourself look like a moron.

  4. johno

    Johnson/Weld have 24% in New Mexico. 10% more and they win New Mexico’s electoral college votes. This is a recent poll in New Mexico. They way Trump is imploding and high negatives for Clinton a good chance of getting them.

  5. Anthony Dlugos

    If Johnson-Weld miss Debate #2, which I expect, the top of the list of Plan B’s should be to park Johnson’s butt in the Rockies, simplify the travel schedule, and just have him rotate between Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado.

  6. Be Rational

    It wouldn’t be wise for Johnson to be focused only on those three states – it would no longer look like an effort to win nationwide, so he could lose votes.

    Where they focus always depends on available resources. They should, however, target seven states to start and expand from there as resources allow. They need saturation advertising from now through election day, or whatever they can afford, in the first seven states, on major network broadcast TV. (They should add a very small amount of very targeted radio ads to reach certain audiences, if they have extra resources. Then they can add states beyond the targeted seven states, if they have enough money.

    The best seven through election day:

    MN, UT, CO
    AK
    ME, NH, VT

    They need to add Boston to make this work, so MA is the next state, although not at full saturation until after the next three are saturated.

    If they have more funds, add: MT, ID, WY.

    Gary and Bill should do campaign events in these states.

    Until they have $1 per capita allocated to broadcast TV in each of these ten states, they should not add more.

  7. Anthony Dlugos

    Be Rational,

    I get your argument about the 3 State Strategy essentially looking like a concession, but that’s a lot of geographical territory you’re talking about.. Unless you are suggesting parking Johnson out West and Weld in your New England states.

    Part of my argument for the three states is that the campaign realizes they aren’t getting into the debates, and frankly you have two ex-governors that feel like they have better things to do with their time than grueling no-win cross country presidential campaigning.

    Are you suggesting Johnson out West and Weld in New England.

  8. Be Rational

    “Are you suggesting Johnson out West and Weld in New England.”

    The election is in five weeks. They can handle a fairly busy schedule of public events for that period of time. However, they should focus their effort and nearly all their funds on running TV ads in six to ten states as outlined.

  9. Tony From Long Island

    Andy Stated: . . . . “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.”

    He went on to explain:

    “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

    — David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton and by Dan Quayle) . . . ”

    Umm, so? What’s you delusional point this time? Did the tin foil hat malfunction?

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