Full Video of Gary Johnson’s Town Hall CNN Interview 06-22-2016

12 thoughts on “Full Video of Gary Johnson’s Town Hall CNN Interview 06-22-2016

  1. T Rex

    Dreadful. Not a single libertarian response anywhere. A *golden* opportunity on a silver platter–perhaps one that will never come again for a third party candidate–completely and utterly ruined.

    A strong candidate tells people things they DON’T want to hear, not slavishly pander to everyone. Johnson is a weak, wishy-washy, moderate liberal. Can you imagine this guy in a debate with Trump?!?

    I never thought I’d say this, but I would rather have Wayne Allyn Root be the candidate…and that’s saying a LOT. This is surpassing even Barr/Root as the worst campaign in Libertarian history.

    Definitely voting for Darrel Castle.

  2. Be Rational

    Watching from the perspective of an average voter (as best I can), Johnson and Weld did an excellent job on this Town Hall. This will definitely help spark interest and support both for the campaign and for the Libertarian Party.

    Putting my pure and perfect Libertarian hat back on, there were a number of weak points, that I’m sure I could have handled better and numerous other pure Ls could handle these answers better. But, of course, we’d likely be standing on a soapbox, on a street corner, with a couple of passersby pausing to listen to snippets from time to time.

    Johnson and Weld are both improving. As there is room for improvement, I hope they have someone on staff to help them hone their Libertarian responses to be clear, concise, moderate but still principled – especailly in the hope of many more prime time appearances and inclusion in the debates.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Tony From Long Island

    Purists: You could have had your perfect candidate speaking to three people on a local UHF cable show or a more rational libertarian who may not be the best public speaker speaking to millions on a worldwide network. I choose the latter.

    I agree with Mr. Rational that they hopefully have someone working with them on presentation.

  4. robert capozzi

    Let’s hope GJ never says “low-tax liberal,” else TK’s head might explode! 😉

  5. Thomas Knapp

    “Let’s hope GJ never says ‘low-tax liberal,’ else TK’s head might explode!”

    Not sure why you think that. I don’t recall that you’ve ever seen me complain about Clark’s use of that expression or, for that matter, about Johnson’s “fiscally conservative, socially [insert varying adjectives here” one-liner.

  6. robert capozzi

    Because, TK, once the convention has spoken, the bar for most would be really, really high to undo what was done via LNC star chamber. You seem to be following the pattern established by MNR, publicly back-seat driving and Monday morning quarterbacking the party’s candidate.

    This is exacerbated by the fact that the platform is a kluge document that few to no cult challengers are happy with, including, IIRC, you!

    You have invoked a clause put there (probably) by 89 20-somethings who were on a runaway train of doctrinaire groupthink, if we are honest. Now, for the first time, the LP has a ticket which is making noise at the highest levels, encouraging millions of voters to think outside the 2 party box, made easier by the fact that the R and D candidates are both disasters in the making.

    Consider cutting J/W some slack. Odds are really low that your call will work, anyway, and of course I suspect few thought that J/W would 100% tow the plumbline. The convention knew what it was getting, I suspect.

    I cringe sometimes, too, at some of the things J/W say, so I feel your pain, btw.

    Sore losers generally don’t play well.

    Let it play out. If you are correct, let the failure occur. In the aftermath, you can be the leader of a consistent NAPsterism revival.

  7. Thomas Knapp

    “Because, TK, once the convention has spoken, the bar for most would be really, really high to undo what was done via LNC star chamber.”

    Openly saying that he opposes the platform of the party that nominated him seems to me to easily clear just about any plausible bar.

    “Odds are really low that your call will work”

    To the best of my recollection I have not made any “call.”

    I did ask a question, if that’s what you’re referring to. And I’ve received a tentative answer to that question — the chair informs me that as of yesterday, no LNC members have requested that the matter of rescinding Johnson’s nomination be put on the agenda for the body’s next meeting.

  8. robert capozzi

    tk: [GJ] opposes the platform of the party that nominated him seems to me to easily clear just about any plausible bar.

    me: I don’t see “opposition.” I rather see a candidate applying for a 4-year job, and pitching positions that would move things in the direction of liberty. Few take the platform seriously as a list of tasks that can be accomplished in 4 years.

    IOW, the scope and timeframe of the platform and GJ’s public utterances are different.

    tk: no LNC members have requested that the matter of rescinding Johnson’s nomination be put on the agenda for the body’s next meeting.

    me: Perhaps the LNC is on board for GJ’s “make america sane again” idea! 😉

  9. Thomas Knapp

    “I don’t see ‘opposition.'”

    Then you should probably visit an opthamologist.

    “My position is the opposite of the party’s position” is opposition to the party’s position.

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