Gary Johnson Interview: Six Burning Questions for the Libertarian Party NomineeSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 14:20
During Wednesday's first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, who was shut out of the debate, provided live online reactions on Google+. Johnson became the preferred choice of the Liberty Movement after Ron Paul declined to run on a third-party ticket after being defeated by Romney for the Republican nomination. The former New Mexico governor offered commentary during last night's debate via Twitter as well, after a lawsuit he filed seeking inclusion in the debate failed. Before taking to Google+, Johnson took the time to answer six burning questions from PolicyMic:
PolicyMic: Why should millennial voters consider voting for you? Given the two-party dominance of the political system, does voting third party constitute a waste of a vote?
Gary Johnson: As I have pointed out on my campus tour, millennials are frankly getting screwed by both of the major parties and their control of the federal government. The joint failure to deal with deficits and the debt, with Medicare and Social Security, and the unsustainable size of government is going to land in their laps. People of my generation will likely be fine. But when the bills come due, millennials will be left holding the bag. That is why voting for a third alternative is NOT a wasted vote. Voting for more deficits, more wars, and more government is the wasted vote.