Why America Needs Gary JohnsonSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:51
As November 6th draws closer and closer, undecided voters across the nation are contemplating their selection for President of the United States. Voters in key swing states such as Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Nevada are being bombarded by negative ads making specious and often times absurd claims about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Unsurprisingly, this barrage of negativity has left both candidates with high unfavorable ratings among registered voters.
Many voters have concluded that they will be forced to decide between two candidates that they do not like and do not agree with on several policy issues. This frustration is not only felt by independents and undecided voters, but Democrats and Republicans alike. One candidate hopes to take advantage of this frustration.
Gary Johnson is far from being a household name, but perhaps he should be. The Libertarian Party candidate for president and former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico is only polling at 5.3% nationally. Yet a review of Johnson’s record of successful governance is impressive. In his eight years as governor, Johnson cut taxes, balanced the budget, reduced the size of government...