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Libertarian Presidential Debate at Florida LP Convention, Saturday 2/11/12

Sunshine State News:

Gary Johnson and other presidential hopefuls will participate in a Libertarian Party debate Saturday afternoon in Orlando.

Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, who dropped his bid for the Republican nomination last month, will be joined on the debate stage by party activist Lee Wrights, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J. Harris, author and documentary filmmaker Bill Still, former Texas Libertarian Party chair Roger Gary, entrepreneur Leroy Saunders and Carl Person.

The presidential debate, held as part of the Libertarian Party of Florida convention at the Embassy Suites, will be open to the public.

All the above candidates have been in past debates of LP presidential candidates, except for Leroy Saunders. The Sun-Sentinel adds

Libertarian front-runner Gary Johnson will campaign in the state this week, including a stop in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

He also plans to attend the state Libertarian Party conference in Orlando Feb. 10 to 12 — all part of seeking the party’s nomination at a national convention in May in Las Vegas.


Johnson will visit the Tampa area on Tuesday, where he will speak at 3 p.m. at the University of South Florida.

And on Wednesday, he will meet with the Broward County Libertarian Party at 7 p.m. at the Denny’s restaurant, 3151 NW 9th Ave., in Fort Lauderdale.


  1. Steven Wilson Steven Wilson February 12, 2012

    I am glad that Lee Wrights is still running and staying on message. His focus will pay off, hopefully.

  2. Precede with Caution, via Lake Precede with Caution, via Lake February 12, 2012

    Ah, some one else discovering the ‘subtleties ‘ of the good Doctor’s personality.

    told ya so, told ya so …………

  3. Robert Capozzi Robert Capozzi February 12, 2012

    7 gp: Johnson switched parties to take revenge on his opponents in the Republican Party.

    me: Evidence? Has GJ said his motive is “revenge”? Or do you read minds?

    Could psychological projection be at play here? You didn’t get the LP nomination in 08, so you filed a complaint against the LP with the FEC….

    It sounds like a potential case of “revenge,” too, but we can’t read your mind.

    Perhaps your not being able to discern the difference between GJ and BB could be that your anger clouding your judgment….

  4. George Phillies George Phillies February 12, 2012

    Johnson switched parties to take revenge on his opponents in the Republican Party. That is not an morally sound message of a way to build our party. The most visible difference between Johnson and the Barr campaign is, of course, that Barr did not start his campaign $200,000+ in debt.

  5. 24/7 the T-Rex of Talk Radio 24/7 the T-Rex of Talk Radio February 12, 2012

    Gary Johnson SWAMPED EM in the SUNSHINE state. Seventy % of the votes in the straw poll was a SOLID victory.

    Highly Successful Gov.Gary Johnson SWEEPS FL LP Straw Poll (2-11-12) with 70% of the Delegate Votes! -,0,7126831.story

    Gary Johnson 2012 “Tolerance is American” –

    Highly Successful Gov. Gary Johnson, now running for President invites everyone to a Video Townhall Monday Night @ 9 PM EST, 8 PM CST, 7 PM MST & 6 PM PST.

    Harvard Professor Jeffrey Miron, author of “Libertarianism, A-Z”, is the expert whom Governor Johnson credits as his economic adviser will Co-Host. Ask LIVE questions on video Monday Night.

    Gary Johnson 2012: The People’s President –

    Former two-term Highly Successful Gov. Gary Johnson had a BETTER Jobs Creation performance in office than Romney and Obama combined. There was a 11.6 % increase in private sector jobs (the ones that count) under Gary Johnson’s administration.

    OK this will be an excellant time for all of you to tune in to the good GOV! A Harvard prof co-hosts, Anyway it’s OPEN to all and I suggest you ask the questions you want answered and say what you are thinking. In a polite way I hope. Afterall he wants and needs your support! So everyone needs to be friendly if we agree or disagree.

    The clueless Obama deserves the VENOM, not this man !

  6. Stewart Flood Stewart Flood February 7, 2012

    I thought that C-SPAN backed out. Are they still broadcasting the debate, or are people just guessing? Someone involved in organization of the convention told me that C-SPAN has decided not to be there.

  7. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt February 7, 2012

    I hope someone gets a good video of the debate. I’m glad so many candidates are able to make it!

  8. 24/7 the T-Rex of Talk Radio 24/7 the T-Rex of Talk Radio February 7, 2012

    This must be the debate C-SPAN will televise nationally. Possibly a repeat on their Road to The White House series.

    Glad to see several guys have the travel money to show up. Everyone needs to send a little to the sites of the ones you like. They need the help as they take the message to the masses. Always give until it feels good!

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