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This Article Made My Eyes Watery

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.”

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C_T_CZ's picture

The choice is clear

Easy choice to vote for Gary Johnson this November!

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Gary rocks!

I just want to drink the juice Gary Johnson and Jesse Ventura drink!

Freedom fighters like Jesse and Gary rock!

GJ 2012 2016!

F* APATHY 2012!

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end all wars? not gj.

end all wars? not gj. Well , i guess you actually put it correctly though, you said "unnecessary" wars... but since he considers some wars to be necessary, your claim is still correct :/

lol....he thinks the troops

lol....he thinks the troops over there are keeping us safe.

hmm

just as your Romney boss tells you.

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You know, LL...

You seem like a well-intended person, but why do you (and a few others) always post stuff like this? "This person disagrees with me, so I'm going to start saying they work for X, Y, and/or Z!"

I get the impression that you're a "think with your heart, not your head" kind of person, would that be accurate?

A signature used to be here!

He wants to end all wars

Cut the Pentagon budget by 43%.
Close 80% of US military bases abroad.

If that is not a peace candidate I don't know who can be one.

Don't listen to the Romney staffers here.
Romney wants to... increase the military spending and bomb Iran!

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o'rly

nice try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-1ktig7Pwg

he would actually start a new war, you just choose to ignore it.

nice job pulling that romney "argument"/distraction out of your ass too.