Friday, August 31, 2012

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Will be Included in Presidental Polling...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty - vs- Tyranny

Good news indeed! Gary Johnson will be included in presidential polling. This, combined with efforts by dedicated Libertarians, independents, disillusioned republicans and democrats advocating for Gary Johnson and his message of fiscal responsibility and liberty could very well result in Gary getting a place at the debate table with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. That Would Be a Very Good Thing!

KOB Eyewitness News 4 - At last Gary Johnson is included in presidential polling.

It's a major win for the Libertarian candidate who served two terms as Governor of New Mexico.

A Rasmussen poll reports of 1,000 likely American voters finds 16 percent have a favorable opinion of Johnson, while 20 percent view him unfavorably.

His biggest problem? 63 percent don't know enough about him to have an opinion.

In a horse race the poll shows President Barack Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney neck and neck with 48 percent apiece, with Johnson far behind with 1 percent and 3 percent undecided.

Johnson has been in Tampa, Fla. finding plenty of people to talk to, even though he's not welcome at the Republican National Convention.

Johnson dropped out of the party to run for the Libertarian nomination.

"I'm gonna be the only candidate who does not want to bomb Iran," Johnson told a cheering crowd of Libertarians at an event honoring Ron Paul, the lion of Libertarian politics. "I'm gonna be the only candidate who wants to get out of Afghanistan - bring the troops home."

Johnson is likely to be on the ballot in all 50 states, but third party candidates have not managed to win much in recent elections.

There was Ross Perot 20 years ago, winning 19 percent of the vote away from Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

In 1980 John Anderson won 6.6 percent in a race that also featured Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

In 1968, George Wallace got about 9 percent, running against Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey.

A century ago former President Teddy Roosevelt swung 27 percent of the vote, finishing second to Woodrow Wilson, with Republican William Howard Taft in third place.


  1. Big deal
    Include him in the debates

    1. Your sarcasm aside...Absolutely! Gary will blow Barrackside and Fluffy Mittens all to hell.

  2. I think that if he can get up to 5-10% in the polls, it would be very hard to exclude him (I mean, they put that idiot, Perot, up on the stage, right?).

  3. From a libertarian point of view, the choice to put him in the debates or not lies with whomever is hosting the debates. But I agree that he should be included.

  4. Gary had his chance to blow Mitt away in the debates he was in during Primary. The people heard == we didn't like what we heard.
    He lost. He pouted now he's going down in history as a arrogant sore loser.
    What does it take to help RATIONAL cross over. We're facing Obama the ANTI-COLONIALIST
    You are clueless if Stanley Kurtz books &/or articles haven't crossed your reading material.
    Suggest someone start seriously finding out & see "2016: Obamas America"
    PLEASE == respectfully

  5. Gary Johnson will win the election:

  6. I think he should absolutely be on the debates, why should just two of the people that are running be on there and not the third one that is running for president be on there, we want to here what he has to say, and anyone else that is running, Jill Stern}, green party

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