Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson is still struggling to get his name on the polls, so in an effort to garner more media attention, Johnson started a new money bomb with the goal of getting $10,000 for every percent needed to get into the debates, $150,000 in total. State polls show him with roughly 6-9%, but Johnson hopes that can change after his continued success at achieving ballot access and changing his focus towards getting more votes.
Johnson may be able to solve that dilemma on the local level. Smaller media outlets are more apt to include Johnson in their polls when they see actual Johnson campaign volunteers active in their own town or neighborhood. Once the smaller polls show Johnson at 15 percent, and that becomes news in its own right, the national press and the major market media players will have no choice but to include Johnson in their own polls. Like Perot however, they probably won’t include Johnson until after he begins registering 15%.
The good news for Gary Johnson supporters is that the Libertarian Presidential candidate already appears to be edging closer and closer to that coveted 15 percent level of support. Some polls show him registering as high as 9 percent at this early stage of the campaign. And now that his thousands of volunteers can switch from petition-circulating to actual campaigning, Johnson appears right on schedule to hit 15 percent in time to qualify for the nationally televised debates. The debates, the campaign hopes, will catapult Gary Johnson onto equal footing with the other two Presidential candidates.
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The moneybomb started when Ron Nielson, Senior Advisor to the Gary Johnson campaign released a letter to his supporters.
The two-party establishment doesn’t want Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates for one simple reason: They don’t really want to have debates. They don’t really want to give a national microphone to a candidate who will challenge business-as-usual. And if they succeed in keeping Gov. Johnson off the stage, they will get exactly what they want.
What they want is a “debate” between two candidates who will argue over which government health care program is better, Obamacare or Romneycare. They don’t want to hear from a candidate who will actually scrap the job-killing tax code. What they want is a Republican and a Democrat who will just quibble about how to tinker with the existing system that lets them hand out subsidies and benefits to their friends.
Read the rest of the letter at Let’s Put Gov. Gary Johnson On The National Debate Stage!
Gary Johnson is a entrepreneur and former Governor of New Mexico. He ran for President as a Republican, but dropped out to join the Libertarian Party, and became their nominee in May.
You can visit his website at www.garyjohnson2012.com