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Nick Gillespie: Is This Gary Johnson/Bill Weld Spot the Greatest Presidential Ad Ever?

By Nick Gillespie, Reason.com, June 30th, 2016:

LBJ’s Daisy, Nixon’s “Crime,” Dukakis’ “Snoopy” tank ride, you’ve got competition.

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have just released a masterful ad that touts their impressive records as two-term governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) while drawing sharp distinctions among their positions and those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Gary Johnson interview with Reason’s Nick Gillespie at FreedomFest

Description from reason.tv:

“Is this country of 300 million people only capable of being governed by two families?,” asks Gary Johnson, the former two-term Republican governor from New Mexico, who also ran for president in 2012 on the Libertarian Party (LP) line. “The biggest factor in politics is name familiarity,” says Johnson, referring to Clinton and Bush, “and that’s the phenomenon that exists right now.”

Johnson began the 2012 campaign as a Republican, and then switched to the LP.

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