Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says time is right for ‘the party of principle’ in the White House
Interview: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, the former border-state Governor of New Mexico and marijuana industry executive, believes he is the voice of reason America needs
From his self-built house in
the mountains of Taos, New Mexico, the self-made Gary Johnson is making his second consecutive run as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for president.
Aldous Huxley also used to live in Taos and made New Mexico his setting for The Savages Reservation of the dystopic Brave New World. But Johnson’s brave new world is the opposite of Huxley’s. “Minimum government, maximum freedom” is the Libertarian utopia, which bills itself as “the party of principle”.
The Libertarians have a presence in every US state with a total registration of about 250, 000 voters, described as white, pro-choice, younger, better-educated, and more affluent than the average Democrat or Republican.
In 2012, Mr Johnson captured 1.2 million votes, just under 1 per cent of the popular vote in the general election – the most votes in a presidential contest in the party’s history.