Tag Archives: Gary Johnson

Johnson, Stein lose anti-trust debates lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

"On August 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the lawsuit filed by Gary Johnson and Jill Stein against the Commission on Presidential Debates. Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates, 16-7107. The 11-page decision is written by Judge Janice Rogers Brown, who has been hostile to minor parties and independents throughout her whole career, which began on the California Supreme Court and then extended to the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. She wrote that the plaintiffs lack standing." (08/29/17)

http://ballot-access.org/2017/08/29/gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-lose-anti-trust-debates-lawsuit/

Please, Gary Johnson, stay the hell away from politics

Source: Rare
by Jack Hunter

"What many libertarians had hoped would happen with the Johnson campaign — mainstreaming and elevating our philosophy — the exact opposite happened. So when Reason reported on Thursday that Johnson was returning to politics, I did not rejoice — I recoiled. Johnson had his chance, the biggest chance the Libertarian Party will likely ever have in our lifetimes, and his campaign did more to diminish liberty than promote it. Johnson’s simple 2016 task was two-fold: First, present libertarianism coherently, and hopefully, attractively. Second, don’t look like an idiot. He failed on both." (06/30/17)

http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-liberty/please-gary-johnson-stay-the-hell-away-from-politics/

Did the Libertarian Party blow it in 2016?

Source: Reason
by Brian Doherty and Matt Welch

"Objectively speaking, 2016 was the Libertarian Party's best year ever. It was also a savage disappointment. On the positive side, the presidential ticket of two former Republican governors, Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts, received more than 4.46 million votes, amounting (as of press time) to 3.28 percent of the national haul, smashing the party's previous highs of 1.28 million and 1.06 percent, respectively. … Still, measured against expectations — let alone the basic standard that successful political parties must win elections — the Libertarian Party had its most disappointing year ever." (for publication 02/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/01/07/did-the-libertarian-party-blow