Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson makes a hometown visitSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:50
Gary Johnson brought his long-shot Libertarian campaign for president to New Mexico Tuesday, with a rally at the University of New Mexico Tuesday evening and a fundraiser high in the Sandia Mountains foothills earlier in the day.
It was barbecue and bucks at the County Line restaurant on Tramway, a fundraising luncheon for the former two term New Mexico governor.
Johnson, still steaming over his exclusion from the first Obama-Romney debate, is sticking with his message: cut federal spending, bring the troops home, legalize marijuana and gay marriage - live free.
"It's a message that resonates all across the country," Johnson said. "There are no weak spots anywhere. There's solid support and it's growing. I'm here to tell you, it's absolutely growing!"
It isn't a big bucks campaign, but the contributions keep rolling in from Americans who can't find meaning with the Republicans or Democrats. And don't try the argument that a vote for Johnson is a wasted vote.
"A wasted vote is voting for somebody you don't believe in," Johnson said. "That's a wasted vote. You vote for the person you believe in and that's how you change things in this country. if everybody wastes their vote on me - guess what? - I'm the next President of the United States!"