This Article Made My Eyes WaterySubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 15:01
If you want a president who will end all unnecessary foreign wars, bring all of our troops back home, and will end the domestic war on drugs, then Gary Johnson just might have your vote. The fact is, he is more fiscally conservative (with a record to prove it) than Mitt Romney and trumps Barack Obama on civil liberties (according to the ACLU).
According to 3,600,000 people on isidewith.com, if America were to determine their vote according to the issues and not the parties, Johnson would be polling neck and neck with Obama. So who is this Gov. Gary Johnson?
Johnson successfully governed the state of New Mexico for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. A state typically 2-1 Democrat, in his first election, Johnson (classified as a Republican at the time) came out of nowhere, to win over the incumbent. His second term proved heavily weighted in his favor.
While in office, he vetoed more spending bills than the other 49 governors combined. In only eight years, the state’s one billion dollar deficit became a one billion dollar surplus. He scaled back the size of the government and helped create thousands of new jobs. For a while, thanks to Johnson, New Mexico was the only state in the country that wasn’t losing jobs.
Yes, that’s right. While some candidates would require billions, if not trillions, to create jobs we’ve yet to see happen in our neighborhoods, Johnson did it while cutting spending at the same time.
His impressive governmental record is arguably more so than Mitt Romney or Barrack Obama, and his personal life is no less impressive. Johnson has climbed Mount Everest and biked in the Alps. While in college, he started a business from the back of his truck that grew into a company employing 1,000 people strong. He also built his own home.
In general, Johnson has been fed up with how our country has been run of the last decade or so. In a GQ interview last November, the headline suggested that Johnson might just be the sanest man running.
Lisa DePaulo’s GQ interview claiming that he’s the only candidate with his head on straight also states Johnson is “fundamentally incapable of bullshitting.”