Gary Johnson participated in an online town hall with Alexander McCobin of Students for Liberty. They go over what the SFL stands for, getting into the debates, the SCOTUS ruling on healthcare, Ron Paul, the coming economic collapse, and a host of other substantial issues. The video can be found at Vokle: TOWN HALL WITH GOV. GARY JOHNSON & ALEXANDER MCCOBIN
US News reports that Gary Johnson is trying to unite the various factions of libertarians, including supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Johnson has been giving media interviews to gain attention for his ideas, and has recently talked to news outlets in Florida and California, states with large Hispanic populations. Johnson believes that Latinos will be receptive to his candidacy because of his record governing New Mexico, which has one of the most significant Latino populations in the country.
Johnson has been increasing his travel schedule and plans to visit the key swing state of Ohio this weekend. He has also released a new video in which he urges Democrats and Republicans to back his candidacy. He says, “Take as many votes as possible away from the people in both parties keeping us in a state of perpetual war, increasing unsustainable debt, record joblessness, and a bipartisan economic death wish ruining America for 330 million of us.”
In fact, he sounds a lot like Ron Paul, which could help him bring Paul supporters into his campaign.
Read the full article at US News: Libertarians Unite: Gary Johnson Courting Ron Paul Supporters
The Examiner has an article showcasing Johnson’s plea to be allowed to make his case to the NAACP.
Citing his likely presence on the ballot in all 50 states and that more than one-third of American voters identify themselves as neither Republicans nor Democrats, Libertarian Party Presidential nominee and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson is asking the NAACP to allow him to speak at the organization’s July 7-12 national convention in Houston, Texas.
Read the whole article at the Examiner: Johnson asks to speak at NAACP national convention
With the big story today being the Supreme Courts ruling on Obamacare, two different outlets reported on Gary Johnsons push for supporters of repealing that law.
Johnson bills himself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative, which he says is the fastest growing demographic when it comes to voting trends . With eight years as governor of New Mexico, he has more executive experience than Obama and Romney combined. And he’s a realist, knowing that it takes at least a few million to compete with billions. Romney, on the other hand, enacted health care legislation similar to Obamacare as governor of Massachusetts.
“We would love to have $1 million land in our account just because people are angry at the Supreme Court – but it won’t happen unless friends and supporters like you go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and make a contribution that will help us get the message out that freedom and liberty and financial sanity do not have to be compromised.”
Read the rest at Allvoices: Gary Johnson sets sights on Romney donors in wake of health care decision
Reason also posted a quote of his press release here: Gary Johnson on ObamaCare Ruling: “It has been clear for awhile that we need a new President and a new Congress. Now it appears we need a new Supreme Court.”
Gary Johnson is the creator of the largest construction company in New Mexico and was the Republican Governor from 1995-2003. He is running for President as the Libertarian Party nominee.