CNN/ORC this morning came out with its first national presidential poll in more than month, and the results are terrible for Gary Johnson’s fading hopes of getting into this fall’s presidential debates. The Libertarian nominee pulled just 7 percent in the survey, down from 9 percent in the same poll at the end of July, and 13 percent—his highest-ever showing nationwide—two weeks prior to that.
By Matt Welch, Reason.com, July 10th, 2016 (featuring IPR contributor Caryn Ann Harlos):
This morning we posted my column about the Libertarian Party convention from the August/September issue of the print magazine, cheekily titled “The Libertarian Party Moment: Taking the naked leap from the margins to the mainstream.” In it, I make the claim that, striptease performances notwithstanding, “The radicals and free spirits lost.… Read more ...
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have just released a masterful ad that touts their impressive records as two-term governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) while drawing sharp distinctions among their positions and those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Johnson told me that one of his chief concerns is the rise of sharia law around the world and the way he believes it underwrites Islamic terrorism, which he says is a major global problem and a rising threat here in America.
The following is an article from the June 2013 issue of Reason magazine about the Free State Project. It is part of the front page series called “Experiments in Libertarian Living.” The three experiments are FSP, free cities in Honduras and secessionionists in Australia. Garrett Quinn is a frequent contributor who covered the 2012 Libertarian Party National Convention in Las Vegas.… Read more ...
Reason-Rupe conducted a survey recently in the state of Wisconsin which covered a number of issues, including favorability ratings of local government, the Scott Walker Recall Election, and the Presidential election in the state–with polling in that last contest including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.
A New Dawn for the Libertarian Party
And the obstacles that are still in the way
Mike Riggs & Garrett Quinn | May 9, 2012
Four-page article summarizing this past week’s Libertarian National Convention. Excerpt:
The Libertarian Party has struggled with its identity since its founding in 1971. Technically America’s third largest political party, the LP’s political efforts have often made it seem like America’s Third Largest Debate Club.
Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.
The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.