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  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Throws Gift Gun in Garbage

    06/14/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At Liberty Hangout, an article has detailed a boorish, foolish, insensitive, and careless action by the Libertarian candidate for President, former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.The nomination was strongly contested by two other candidates, Austin Petersen and John McAfee.  Austin Petersen came in second, John McAfee came in third.  When Johnson won the nomination, Austin Peterson pledged his support, and he did so with a dramatic flourish.  From libertyhangout.org: As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washington’s flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austin’s full support in the general election. Tearing...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?

    06/11/2016 5:11:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Never Trump’s trial balloon went the way of Waterloo. Just days ago, Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol reportedly had found just the man to offer a third, conservative option beyond presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump and the execrable expected Democrat standard bearer, Hillary Clinton.
  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded “NeverTrump-ers,” hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. It’s called the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit,” or “E2” summit, and it’s set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Gary Johnson Promises He Won’t Smoke Pot in the White House

    06/09/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 06/08/2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still a relative unknown, but according to the latest polls, he’s drawing double digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But while Johnson might be gaining fans because of his position on legalizing marijuana—it’s a key part of his campaign’s platform—he swears that, should he actually win the White House, he would quit smoking pot (at least for his first term)....
  • Gary Johnson says Donald Trump 'clearly' a racist

    06/07/2016 6:24:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 85 replies
    AOL ^ | June 7, 2016
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said something many other politicians won't. During an interview with The Hill Johnson said, "His latest comments on the Hispanic judge in California, nothing short of racist," "The comments are racist. Is he racist?" the reporter asked. "Clearly, clearly," Johnson replied Johnson directly called Trump racist, and it's not the only time Johnson has come out swinging. "Look, I think Donald Trump's statements on immigration are just really racist," Johnson said on Fox News.
  • Gary Johnson: I support Obama’s executive amnesty because it “challenged Congress to action”

    06/07/2016 6:07:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy won’t get within 30 points of winning a state. He’s a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which there’ll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
  • Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Narrows; Libertarian Gary Johnson Gets 11%

    06/06/2016 11:24:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/6/2016 | John Merline
    Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed slightly in the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, which finds her ahead of Trump by 45% to 40%. Last month, Clinton was head ahead 47% to 40%. But the poll finds widespread dissatisfaction with the two presumptive nominees.
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • Clinton leads Trump by 3 in new Florida poll

    06/03/2016 12:30:45 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 46 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/03/2016 | MARC CAPUTO
    Hillary Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Donald Trump in a new Florida poll that shows Hispanics are helping the Democrat and also that the newly named Libertarian presidential candidate might be hurting the Republican. Clinton’s 45-42 percent lead over Trump in the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey resembles other recent Florida polls that showed a close race between the two. However, unlike other Florida surveys, Mason-Dixon polled Libertarian Gary Johnson for the first time in the state and found he comes in a distant third, with 6 percent. In a state known for close top-of-the-ticket races, Johnson’s relatively small...
  • Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick

    06/01/2016 1:39:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A group of prominent conservative activists, including the writer and radio host Erick Erickson, aren’t satisfied with Bill Kristol’s suggestion of David French as a third party candidate and are still looking for another alternative to Donald Trump. The activists are working separately from Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard who favors French, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. “We’re not going to be jumping on board with what Kristol is doing,” said a person involved in the discussions. “We learned about this from the media along with everyone else.” Organizers of the self-described Conservative Against...
  • Third parties could throw Clinton vs. Trump into chaos

    06/01/2016 7:53:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | David K. Li
    An incredibly close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could easily tip with minor-party candidates suddenly flexing their muscles, a new poll revealed on Wednesday. If given a choice only between the Democratic and GOP front-runners Clinton and Trump, the former secretary of state holds a slim lead of 45 percent to 41 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. But for the first time this election cycle, Quinnipiac pollsters added Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein to the mix – and they pulled in 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. With those additional choices,...
  • What does the media owe Gary Johnson and the Libertarians?

    06/01/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/30/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Sunday, Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, won the Libertarian Party nomination for president with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as his vice president. Johnson is an impassioned proponent of the party's small government message, and he told the crowd he thinks most people are Libertarians but don't know it. At a news conference, he made a play for tea party voters, saying what started out as a fiscal, small-government movement was captured by Republicans, especially social conservative.... Johnson and Weld have more executive governing experience than the two major candidates. They currently draw 10 percent in many...
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Tré Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumper’s efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • The 'Never Trump' Third Party Candidate is...Conservative Writer David French?

    05/31/2016 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/31/2016 | Guy Benson
    And the grand reveal is...National Review writer David French? And it's not even confirmed? Don't get me wrong: French is a decorated Iraq war veteran, a strong writer, and a principled conservative whose stalwart commitment to religious liberty is admirable, even if one disagrees from time to time. He's also advanced eloquent, consistent and compelling arguments against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 cycle. He's an impressive man. The impressiveness of his team -- if this presidential run ever actually comes to pass -- remains to be seen. But the notion that a relatively little-known writer could...
  • Kristol eyes David French of NR to run indies

    05/31/2016 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Rebel2016 · 163 replies
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  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekend’s convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isn’t conventional, and the candidates representing their parties don’t hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Romney Is Out - Very Out

    05/31/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Rich Lowry
    I was struck by this passage in a Wall Street Journal article about Romney and Trump. Not only is Romney a “no” to a third-party bid, he doesn’t even want to criticize Trump anymore (also, note the typically crummy personal shots from Trump): Conservative stalwarts revived a push for a third-party candidate, with a keen interest in Mr. Romney. “I made it clear I’m not running,” he said. On May 11, he again criticized Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns, calling his position “disqualifying” and implying his returns could have “hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or...
  • Strangeness of the delusional Libertarian Party bubbles up at its nominating convention

    05/31/2016 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/31/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is the delusional Libertarian Party a threat to Donald Trump’s election chances? No. At its recent nominating convention the Libertarian Party played its usual role as the builders of the Tower of Babble. The Party that talks a good game about protecting individual rights has always been a haven for self-delusional and essentially disaffected Democrats who can’t bring themselves to declare who they really are. Their convention brought that fact home in a big way. When the attendees selected former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as their standard bearer all seemed right in the delusional Party. Johnson had just quit...
  • Bill Kristol Releases Pic of His Ideal Candidate to Oppose Trump

    05/31/2016 9:42:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | May 31, 2016 | PJ-Comix
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Never-Trump conservatives search for alternative

    05/30/2016 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dana Bash and Theodore Schleifer,
    Bill Kristol and other Never-Trump Republicans have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers about how to stop Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with those efforts. Their continued work to halt Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, comes as Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a prominent GOP congressman from Illinois and Iraq War veteran, has decided to pass on an independent bid.
  • Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?

    05/30/2016 4:00:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson seized the Libertarian nomination for president at the party’s national convention this weekend and escaped a hotly contested convention with his hand-picked running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. The pair form a political team of two former Republican governors that Johnson declared to be the most formidable third-party ticket in the modern era, one that he promised would thrust Libertarians from the fringe of American politics to “major party status” in a...
  • Ben Sasse, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Not Running as Independent Against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2016 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 May 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) will absolutely not be an independent candidate for president in November, his team confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday morning. A high-placed source close to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has also confirmed that it will not be him running against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November. Another high-placed source, this one close to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has confirmed that the Texas senator—Trump’s last serious competitor for the GOP nomination—will also not be launching an independent bid for president in November. Sasse, an outspoken critic of GOP presidential...
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/30/donald-trumps-message-to-gop-after-weekend-threat-of-independent-candidate-is-harsh-but-true-346233#ixzz4ABBmTxCO
  • Is Libertarian Gary Johnson a Good Alternative to Trump or Clinton?

    05/30/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 99 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson won the 2016 Libertarian Party nomination for president on Sunday, as expected, winning on the second ballot with 55 percent of the vote. A former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, he sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012, before deciding by the end of 2011 to seek the Libertarian Party nomination instead.Ordinarily, the Libertarian Party and its candidates attract little attention in a presidential race. Johnson got the Libertarian Party nomination in 2012 and went on to garner a little over a million votes, falling just short of one percent of the...
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • Bill Kristol Claiming He Has An Independent Candidate

    05/29/2016 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 29, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Per Twitter "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." -Bill Kristol Who is it, Mittens? This absolutely disgusts me. This fool is going to cost us the election because he and some bitter Cruz supporters didn't get their way. He knows it will split the vote and we won't win. A few things: 1)He wants to cause enough of a vote split where no candidate has the 270. Ok. Let's say he does that. He will literally be usurping the will of all...
  • Libertarians pick ticket, slam Trump

    05/29/2016 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 72 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 7:21 PM ET, Sun May 29, 2016 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    Orlando, Florida (CNN)Libertarians on Sunday selected a presidential ticket headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who lit into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on immigration and a range of other issues. At the party convention in Orlando, Florida, Johnson got his preferred running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, in a weekend gathering that drew sharp contrasts with the major party candidates -- Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Johnson described the real estate mogul's immigration policies as "just racist," particularly the Republican's call to deport 11 million undocumented people currently in the country. Libertarian activists...
  • Bill Kristol Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol announced Sunday that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race to challenge both Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump. Now, just weeks after meeting with Mitt Romney to talk about a third-party run, Kristol hinted Sunday that his plot is coming to fruition.
  • Stein Says US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm

    05/28/2016 7:33:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | May 27, 2016 | David Doonan
    Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament. Dr. Stein also urged Obama to listen to the testimony of the survivors of the nuclear attack, who have dedicated their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons so that no one else should ever experience the hell on earth they survived. "The existence of nuclear weapons threatens the survival of humanity. I pledge to eliminate all such weapons as an urgent priority," stated Stein. Despite...
  • Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • BREAKING: Glenn Beck Endorses Austin Petersen

    05/20/2016 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2016 | Lina Bryce
    Presidential Libertarian candidate, Austin Petersen appeared on Glenn Beck‘s show today, scoring major points with the host and his viewers. The show will be aired in its entirety later today on The Blaze, but according to a status update on Austin Petersen’s Facebook page, Glenn Beck has already given Petersen a glowing endorsement. Just after noon today, the post thanked Beck for his support.
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Mitt Romney suspends his campaign… To find a third party anti-Trump candidate

    05/19/2016 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    #NeverTrump withers. If #NeverTrump was on a stretcher, its doctor would be saying “call it” and looking up at the clock right about now. When Cruz left the race it seemed like the movement might have legs, but whatever life it once held has been steadily bleeding out ever since. As Trump gets stronger (and polls better) the odds that #NeverTrumpers could achieve their goals have all but collapsed. Now, one of #NeverTrump’s top dogs is wandering away from the effort. Mitt Romney - a man who knows a thing or two about suspending campaigns - has decided it’s time...
  • Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate

    05/18/2016 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN
    Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate By Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it. The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney's thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.
  • Mitt Should Switch Sides (he already has!)

    05/16/2016 3:57:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Tom Hutchinson
    This is the craziest presidential election I’ve ever seen. Voters on both sides of the aisle are rebelling against their party establishment. Donald Trump who has never before run for office is the presumptive GOP nominee. And Bernie Sanders, a 74-year old Socialist, continues to give Hillary a run for her money, generating 100% of the enthusiasm on the Democrat side. There’s something else brand new about this election – the role of last election’s loser. I thought the role of a Presidential election loser that doesn’t hold any other elective office is to slither away into hiding somewhere and...
  • John Kasich: 'Running third party doesn't feel right'

    05/16/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Watch the full exclusive interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on "Anderson Cooper 360" at 8 p.m. ET on CNN. John Kasich said Monday that he would not mount a third party bid for the White House, putting an end to budding hopes that the former Republican presidential candidate would reenter the race. "I'm not gonna do that," the Ohio governor told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview, his first since leaving the race. "I gave it my best where I am. I just think running third party doesn't feel right. I think it's not constructive." Kasich acknowledged that...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
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  • Report: Anti-Trump Republicans contacted Mark Cuban about third-party bid

    05/15/2016 9:40:05 PM PDT · by Company Man · 54 replies
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    05/15/2016 12:49:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
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