Terry Michael, former DNC press secretary, endorses Johnson

In a Reason.com article published today titled, “Former Democratic Party Press Secretary Supports Gary Johnson for President: The former New Mexico governor is the only choice for those who favor liberty at home and abroad,” former Democratic National Committee Press Secretary (1983-1987)  and current director of the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, Terry Michael, announces his intention to vote for Gary Johnson.

“I am going to do what I think the founder of the Democratic Party, the classical liberal Thomas Jefferson, might consider doing this year. I am going to vote for former Republican New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, now the Libertarian Party candidate for president.”

The article in its entirity can be found here:


Mr. Michael also writes on his personal website:

“Somewhere in the 1990’s, I began drifting toward a libertarian political philosophy, summarized in my version of the traditional libertarian exhortation: ‘out of the board room and the bedroom.'”




6 thoughts on “Terry Michael, former DNC press secretary, endorses Johnson

  1. Michael H. Wilson

    Joe from what I read you are in contact with the GJ campaign. If that is so maybe you can ask about this. Yesterday I was listening to the Norman Goldman radio show and he mentioned that he had asked Gary to be one but was turned down. It sounded kind of negative so maybe someone might consider clearing that up since Goldman does have a following. I realize that he is not at the top of the scale but he is out there discussing the issues and people listen to him. Thanks,

  2. NewFederalist

    It would be great to see a lot more of this. That would help get past the sentiment that Libertarians are just Republicans- Lite.

  3. Michael H. Wilson

    Thanks Joe. It would be great to get Gary on a couple of times and that will keep the negative comments down.

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