Libertarians promote Gary Johnson in NaplesSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 20:11
NAPLES - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get the headlines, but it's the potential "Gary Johnson effect" that could sway the election.
At intersection of US-41 and Golden Gate Parkway, the Libertarian Party of Collier County was out getting exposure for the candidates Friday - especially their presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
He wasn't invited to the debates because he's not polling high enough.
"Why are we out talking to young people? Because you all are getting screwed," Johnson said.
Gary Johnson was a two-term republican governor from New Mexico. Now he's the Libertarian Party's nominee for president.
"We want government out of your wallet. We also want government out of your bedroom and out of your private life," he said.
Jared Grifoni is a Naples attorney and the co-director of Johnson's Florida campaign.
"He attracts people who are democrats. He attracts people who are republicans. He attracts people who maybe weren't even going to bother going out to vote," he said.
The Libertarian Party has a goal of 5-percent.
If they reach that threshold, they become eligible for $90-million in public campaign financing.