Gary Johnson to attend Ron Paul festival in bid to court supportersSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 14:07
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be speaking to Ron Paul supporters at a festival in Tampa days before the Republican convention in August. The former governor of New Mexico hopes to rally support among independent minded voters at the Paul Festival going on August 25-26.
The festival, which brings together speakers, rock bands, and entertainers, is planned as a tribute to Ron Paul and grassroots activism. Organizers say they continue to emphasize liberal, conservative, and libertarian elements in the event and believe the theme resonates well with individuals from across the political spectrum. Over the weekend it was announced that Johnson, as well as his running mate Jim Gray, will be speaking at the festivities. Other speakers include Peter Schiff, financial analyst and author, Thomas Woods, historian economist and political analyst, and Michael Scheuer, former CIA intelligence officer.
“Governor Johnson’s attendance furthers Paul Festival’s goal to band together against the political establishment,” said Bryan Simeon, the chief organizer of Paul Festival, in a press release issued on Friday. “Gary Johnson spent a career unifying both the left and right and fighting to allow all voices to be heard.”