Gary Johnson Interviewed on Huffington Post Live

From the video description:

Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson joins us in-studio. We’ll discuss the NSA and government surveillance, marriage equality, marijuana and more.

Link is below:

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/gary-johnson-nsa-edward-snowden/51c1ec5a02a7602941000300

8 thoughts on “Gary Johnson Interviewed on Huffington Post Live

  1. CFroh

    Great interview, demonstrating the governor’s crossover appeal with a wide spectrum of voters. He also had good interviews recently on Fox’s Red Eye (immigration/fairtax) and Fox’s Cavuto (entitlements leading to collapse). His Our America Initiative is getting lots of press for leading the marriage equality initiatives in AZ & FL, & endorsing Reddit’s Restore the 4th protests nationwide July 4th. If he runs in 2016, he’ll remain the ONLY choice who’s both fiscally responsible & socially liberal.

  2. Thomas L. Knapp

    “If he runs in 2016, he’ll remain the ONLY choice who’s both fiscally responsible & socially liberal.”

    If by “fiscally responsible” you mean “managed to run two presidential campaigns in a row into six-figure debt, even while receiving federal welfare checks,” you’re absolutely right.

    For any other definition of “fiscally responsible,” not so much.

  3. George Phillies

    @2 My good friend: “managed to run two presidential campaigns in a row into six-figure debt, even while receiving federal welfare checks,”

    The debt got into seven figures.

  4. CFroh

    Campaigns – especially major ones – go into debt, knowing matching funds or future fundraising will pay them off years later. Johnson could have spent nothing on the constant tours of college campuses, media visits or fundraisers, but donors probably wouldn’t have appreciated him doing nothing with the measly amounts raised (for a presidential campaign).

  5. Robert Capozzi

    2 tk:For any other definition of “fiscally responsible,” not so much.

    me: “Any”? Really? I know you think I’m the one who seems to “lack imagination” since I can’t imagine how statelessness might work in the industrialized world, what with all the WMD and complex social structures and what not, but I can think of other def.s of “fiscally responsible”that describe the GJ campaign. How’s about the budget plan he proposed?

    Actually, in truth, I thought it might be have been irresponsible in that proposed cuts that might have been too dislocative and would not be passed, but I quibble. It’s always about direction, anyway, since destinations are never actually reached. They are always resting places, until we die, that is!

  6. paulie

    @TLK, GP: What I have been told is that the vast majority of that is owed to Ron Nielson. And he is not too worried about it. Do you have different information?

  7. George Phillies

    @4 “…knowing matching funds or future fundraising will pay them off years later.” Like the Barr campaign, whose debts remain impressive.

    @6 It depends. Do we care that campaign fundraising went in fair part to pay off old debts leaving rather less money available for campaigning? I am currently doing a line by line analysis of Johnson finances and which debts were paid off when and with what, but it is a bit slow going.

  8. paulie

    Were the old debts actually paid off or were they rolled over into the new debts? Since money is fungible…

    With Barr, I’m aware of sizable unpaid debts to contractors who are actively trying to collect. I know of no such thing with Johnson.

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