The Gary Johnson WildcardSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 20:11
It now looks certain that Gary Johnson will be running for President. A month ago his political advocacy group, OUR America, was sending out fundraising requests full of hints such as: "P.S. Gov. Johnson will be traveling many more times to states like New Hampshire, Iowa, Florida, South Carolina, and Nevada over the coming months."(1) By March. 25, there were press reports that Johnson would "bypass the exploratory stage, announce his candidacy and immediately travel to New Hampshire sometime after tax day, April 15."(2) By March 29, the story was that "he will formally announce his candidacy for president on April 21 in New Hampshire."(3) On April 12, Johnson himself "confirmed that he has scheduled a news conference for April 21 on the steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol in Concord to discuss his plans for the 2012 election."(4)
So the earlier question -- Will Johnson run? -- looks answered. The question now is: What will his candidacy mean to the rEVOLution (the fight for a free society) and the part of it were interested in here, rEVOLution 2.0? And that question cannot be answered so easily. Johnson is a true wild card in this years game.