Has anyone else received this email about the Johnson campaignSubmitted by Hoosier64 on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 15:03
I received this today does anyone know if there is any truth to this? I hope it's not true but wondered if anyone else has looked into it.
Dear Fellow Libertarian,
What in the world is going on?
Governor Gary Johnson's campaign has raised - and spent - more than $2 million yet has not a single TV or cable news ad!
Johnson has even received over $340,000 in Federal matching funds.
Johnson's campaign has no network TV ads, no cable ads, no Facebook ads, no Google ads, no real radio ads, no headquarters no voter mail, no paid staffers other than some guy named Charles Frohman who is paid a measly $2000 a month.
His Campaign bank account is empty. Where is the money going?
The official campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show 90% of the money raised has been paid to a company owned by Johnson's campaign "Senior Advisor" Ronald Nielson.
You can get Gary Johnson campaign materials like T-shirts, bumper stickers and yard signs - things the Romney and Obama campaign give out for free - if you want to BUY them from the campaign.
What kind of a campaign is this?
Johnson talks a lot about the need for transparency in government. Where is the transparency in his campaign?
Gary Johnson's campaign finances are about a transparent as the Federal Reserve bank!
The official spending reports the FEC requires don't show anything - other than huge payments to Johnson's consultants.
The GaryJohnson2012 website says the campaign has raised $635,000 to "put the campaign on TV". So where are the TV commercials? Isn't this false advertising? Some contributor should sue!
How much is "former Republican" Roger Stone being paid? The FEC reports don't say but you can bet it's plenty. This mercenary doesn't come cheap. Are Stone and Nielson splitting the money and leaving Johnson's campaign bankrupt?
According to the most recent Federal filing the campaign bank account is virtually empty! Where did the money go?
The Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is has TV ads on CNN and MSNBC and she has raised far less money than Gary Johnson.
The campaign ran a handful of radio ads on libertarian radio programs. How much did they really cost ? Who knows? Johnson's campaign fiance reports don't say. Don't listen for a Gary Johnson radio ad on Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin - you won't hear one.
Don't look for radio or TV ads in the swing states like Nevada, New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia or even New Mexico. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate has ads on the air in some of those states but not Gary Johnson.
We in the Libertarian Party did not nominate Gov. Gary Johnson so his Republican consultant buddies can rip-off Libertarian donors and line their pockets.
How can Governor Gary Johnson have an impact in this election and put the Libertarian Party on the map if his top advisors are going to pocket all the campaign money? How do we score if the campaign never gets on TV ?
Where the $2 million dollars go? Ask Gary Johnson next time he has a Town Meeting. What has his campaign spent $2 million on?
The Libertarian Party paid to get Johnson on the ballot in 47 states! The Libertarian Party has let the Johnson campaign mail it's donor list.
Why should any libertarian or Gary Johnson supporter give another cent if the money is just going to be stolen? Governor Johnson talks a lot about ethics and integrity. Where is the integrity in ripping off your own campaign donors?
How does Gary Johnson justify a campaign that takes in $2 million but never buys any media? How does Governor Johnson justify campaign filings that hide his expenditures rather than report them?
What ever you do, don't give another penny to Gov. Gary Johnson's campaign. It will just end up in the pockets of Johnson's "advisors"
Lee Wrights and Bill Still and Karl Denninger tried to warn us. The great Libertarian opportunity of 2012 will be squandered.
What a pity.