BREAKING: Gary Johnson Will Not Be Included in Presidential Debates

Liberty Viral, September 16th, 2016:

It has been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their running mates are the only candidates who will participate in the first debates, excluding Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green party candidate Jill Stein.

The commission required that candidates register an average of 15 percent support in five recent polls selected by the CPD, and neither candidate achieved these thresholds.… Read more ...

Detroit News Editorial:”A voice for free markets”

Gary Johnson may not know what Aleppo is — though after his embarrassing campaign gaffe we’re sure he’s figured it out — but he knows where the problem is in the American economy: The free market isn’t free.

The Libertarian candidate for president outlined his economic principles during an appearance at the Detroit Economic Club and at an editorial board meeting with The Detroit News on Wednesday.Read more ...

Steve Scheetz: Message to All Libertarians


Steve Scheetz is the former chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and presently serves as the treasurer of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus. His following “Message to All Libertarians, ” is being published on IPR for the first time:

Message to All Libertarians 

There has been much discussion regarding what Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have been saying in public, as the Libertarian Party Nominees for President and Vice President of the United States.… Read more ...

“Death to Hillary Clinton, death to George Soros” says Augustus Invictus at Liberty Fest NYC; releases new book


Austin Petersen and Augustus Invictus at Liberty Fest NYC

Augustus Invictus, a former candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination and the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida, spoke at Liberty Fest NYC on September 10th, 2016. His speech, posted below, is 8 minutes in length and was uploaded to YouTube on September 13th:

Steve Scheetz, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania who endorsed Invictus before the LPF primary, attended Liberty Fest NYC and told this ATPR editor that probably around 150 people participated in the event.… Read more ...

Caledonian Record says “Vote Johnson”

The Caledonian Record has been published in St. Johnsbury, Vermont since 1837. On August 9, the Caledonian Record published an editorial urging its readers to vote for Gary Johnson, Libertarian for President:

We believe that Hilary Clinton is corrupt and made her fortune selling access to the halls of government. We think Donald Trump is borderline certifiable and as President would somehow cause a global catastrophe.Read more ...

Darrell Castle on Jason Stapleton Program: “I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson”

Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party presidential candidate, made an appearance on the Jason Stapleton Program on September 14th, 2016. About Castle, Stapleton said in his introduction of the Tennessee lawyer: “He is running on what I would consider a very libertarian platform. “

However, Castle said at the 7:05 minute mark:

Well first of all, Jason, let me tell you that I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson.

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Libertarian Party to Feds: Brief Johnson/Weld Now

The old party candidates have had access to security briefings for weeks now. Gary Johnson is a major party candidate, on every American’s ballot, and he needs access to the same information as his challengers so the American people can hear his take on a level playing field. I hope this was just an oversight on the part of the GSA, and this request will set things right in short order.Read more ...

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Social Media, Technology and Voter Education Initiatives

cpd-logoThe Commission on Presidential Debates issued a News Release earlier today regarding the various Social Media and other initiatives they have created for the (Bi-Partisan or perhaps Tri-Partisan, doubtfully Quad-Partisan and almost certainly not Quint-Partisan) Presidential Debates, the first of which is now 11 days away (Monday evening 26 September 2016).… Read more ...

Manchester Union-Leader:”Johnson-Weld 2016: A better choice”

The Manchester Union-Leader has long been the leading newspaper in the state of New Hampshire. In an editorial on September 14  titled “Johnson-Weld 2016: A better choice” – The Union Leader became the third daily newspaper to endorse Gary Johnson for President.

It’s a binary election, we’re told.

Trump or Clinton.Read more ...

Gary Johnson campaign runs full-page ad in today’s New York Times calling for debate inclusion


Partial screenshot of the newspaper ad (click on image to read in better detail)

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports today:

The September 14 New York Times print edition contains a full-page ad from the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld presidential campaign, subtitled, “An Open Letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates.” It points out that polls show 62% of the public want the Libertarian ticket in the debates.

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Interview with “Rocky” De La Fuente, Independent and Third Party Candidate for President

   by Peter B. Gemma

unknown-1Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente began his successful business career in California’s automobile industry and has branched out into the national markets of banking and real estate.  In 1982, at the age of 28, he was elected Chairman of the National (automotive) Dealer Council.  His involvement in politics includes being elected by the California Democratic Party as a Delegate-at-Large (Super Delegate) to the 1992 Democrat National Convention.  
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