Tag Archives: Gary Johnson

Liberty Hangout: “CNN: Libertarian VP Bill Weld Considering Dropping Out & Endorsing Hillary Clinton?”

Published by Liberty Hangout, September 18th, 2016:

To anyone who’s closely followed the 2016 election, it’s no surprise that Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, Bill Weld, has a long lasting relationship with Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the first Libertarian Townhall on CNN, Weld described his bond with Clinton as being “life long.” He’s also maintained that he believes there was no criminal intent on Hillary’s part in her ongoing email scandal, and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, once called Hillary Clinton “a wonderful public servant.”

It’s now being reported by Carl Bernstein, who says “I know Bill Weld and I know how much he despises Donald Trump,” that he thinks the Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate is considering dropping out of the race and perhaps getting behind Hillary Clinton, in an effort to stop Trump.… Read more ...

CBS 60 Minutes – Johnson Promises: “No Hypocrisy; Full Transparency”

60-minutes60 Minutes corespondent Steve Kroft interviewed Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld for broadcast on CBS earlier tonight. It’s the first time 60 Minutes has interviewed any third-party presidential candidate AND the vice-presidential running mate.  Johnson: “I believe this is going to be the demise of the Republican Party. . .… Read more ...

New Petition: Invite Candidates On the Ballot of 20 or More States To Participate in Open Debate

Joshua Fauver, a Green Party member and the co-founder of American Third Party Report, created the following Change.org petition today:

The mantra, indeed the motto, of the Free and Equal Election Foundation is “More Voices, More Choices.” In the interest in living up to that high creed we (the list signatories of this petition) would like to request that the Free and Equal Election Foundation set the criteria for receiving invitation to their Open Presidential Debate at the United We Stand Fest on October the 25th in Boulder, Colorado.

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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 ...

Steve Scheetz: Message to All Libertarians

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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 ...

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

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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Gary Johnson and Bill Weld hold rally in New York City on September 10th

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld held a rally in New York City on September 10th, 2016. The full video of the rally is above (length: 1 hour, 25 minutes). One of the speakers at the rally was Larry Sharpe, the runner-up for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nomination who has been rumored to be a potential Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York in 2018.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: “Election 2016: It’s a Presidential Campaign, Not a Geography Quiz”

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By Thomas L. Knapp, Libertarian activist and IPR contributor, originally published at TheGarrisonCenter.org on September 9th, 2016:

On September 8, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where panelist Mike Barnicle hit him with the question:

“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?”

Johnson: “About?”

Barnicle: “Aleppo.”

Johnson: “And what is a leppo?”

Barnicle: “You’re kidding.”

Johnson: “No.”

Maybe you’ve heard about this exchange.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Visits “The View” September 8, 2016

If you wish to bypass the discussion of the women before Gary’s entrance, he comes on at 9:58.

Gary Johnson asks ‘What is Aleppo?’ in response to question about Syria; Politico reports campaign scrambling to minimize fallout

Politico writers Louis Nelson and Daniel Strauss reported the following today:

Asked what he would do about the Syrian city of Aleppo, the region at the center of that nation’s civil war and refugee crisis, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson responded by asking, “what is Aleppo?”

“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panelist Mike Barnicle asked the former New Mexico governor during an in-studio interview Thursday morning.

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Libertarian Party of Chicago holds monthly meeting, endorses David Earl Williams III for Congress in IL-9th

American Third Party Report: On September 6th, 2016, the Libertarian Party of Chicago held its monthly meeting for September at Will’s Northwoods Inn on Racine Avenue at 7 PM CST. This ATPR editor attended the meeting, albeit I was 30 minutes late.

When I arrived, David Earl Williams III, a write-in candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 9th congressional district -who became the first congressional candidate in Illinois to endorse Gary Johnson for president on September 1st- was wrapping up his speech.… Read more ...

Adam Seaman: 10 Great Questions & 10 Interesting Answers From The Johnson/Weld Reddit AMA

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By Adam Seaman, American Third Party Report, September 6th, 2016:

Earlier this evening the Libertarian ticket for the White House did an ‘Ask MAnything’ on Reddit.  Here are the 10 best questions answered with the 10 most interesting answers..

  • Floyd218 asks: Governors Johnson and Weld, What is the campaign’s strategy to get into the debates if you are not at 15% in the CPD polls.
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