Author Archives: Joe Buchman

Who Is Gary Johnson and Why Is The GOP So Mad At Him?

In an article with a title reminiscent of the classic Admiral Stockdale rhetorical question:

Time Magazine has published an online analysis of the Gary Johnson campaign titled:

“Who is Gary Johnson and Why is the GOP So Mad At Him?”

The author, Joel Stein, writes:

“The GOP isn’t ignoring him anymore .… Read more ...

Gary Johnson v. Ed Clark, Who Will Win?

In an article published at titled “What constitutes success for Gary Johnson’s presidential bid?” by Rob Nikolewski published earlier today (October 31, 2012), Governor Johnson is quoted as saying:

“I’d hate to set an expectation. . . . I should hope we’ll surpass the previous Libertarian Party showing in a presidential election.… Read more ...

Mr? Mrs? Ms? v. Master Libertarian?

George Phillies in a Facebook post at Libertarian Radicals’ page recently noted, regarding the agenda for the next LNC meeting, that:

“The LNC is debating putting on the live meeting agenda for 15 minutes a motion saying that members who do not wish to be addressed as Mr or Mrs or whatever are entitled to be addressed in a reasonable alternative manner.… Read more ...

Walter Block: No Brainer Who To Vote For

Dr. Block has kindly given me permission to share here an email which I received a few days ago. I’ve deleted only the identity of the individual to whom the following was initially addressed, a portion unrelated to Dr. Block’s endorsement of Gary Johnson for President, and Dr. Block’s email and telephone numbers from his signature line (to avoid their capture by automatic spamming software).… Read more ...

Johnson In Virtual Debate With Obama/Romney

Available on youtube with the following statement:

“Governor Gary Johnson has been super-imposed into the Third Presidential Debate with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. What would America be like if we had a third choice for President? Gov. Johnson represents that choice. Protest the two party stranglehold on America and support Gov.… Read more ...

No Johnson Endorsement For US Senate Race in NM

We have not announced our last set of candidate endorsements and the earlier announcement of an endorsement by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson in the US Senate race in New Mexico was the result of a clerical mistake entirely on my part — not Jon Barrie’s nor Governor Johnson’s.

I sent Jon the text of the endorsement as I had prepared it for use in our next press release (along with about 10 other candidates who we have been vetting over the past few weeks) but it had not yet been reviewed or approved by the Governor himself, nor had it been officially released by the campaign.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader to Moderate Final Presidential Debate on Nov. 4th

The following MEDIA RELEASE was posted at

earlier today.

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

What: Third Party Presidential Debate

When: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

(Washington, D.C.) – The candidates* from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) – will meet for a two-hour debate on Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.… Read more ...

Johnson Campaign Releases Financial Summary

The following email was sent to each member of the Libertarian National Committee earlier tonight:

23 October 2012

Ron asked that I forward the attached file summarizing campaign expenses from May through the end of September to each of you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here, or call my direct number below, and I’ll do my best to answer them.… Read more ...

Scott Gesty (L) Offers Ron Paul/NORFED Coins As Fundraiser Premiums

Scott Gesty, Libertarian Party of Delaware candidate for the US House has announced a new fundraising effort using Ron Paul and NORFED coins as incentives as follows:

Donations of $25 or more will receive a Ron Paul Commemorative Copper Coin.

Donations of $50 or more will receive the Ron Paul Coin AND an authentic copper NORFED Liberty Dollar!… Read more ...