Libertarian Party Nominee is Gary Johnson
On Saturday, the Libertarian Party nominated Gary Johnson a former presidential candidate for the GOP, to be their nominee to run for the presidency. His campaign said he would have a spot on the ballot for the presidency in every state in the nation.
Johnson, an ex-governor of New Mexico, won the party’s nomination with over 70% of the vote in Las Vega at the party convention. He entered the primary race for the Libertarian Party after he dropped out in December from the Republican bid for 2012.
Johnson is best known for supporting the legalization of marijuana. He is a supporter of same-sex marriage and to immediately ending the war in Afghanistan. He proposes the slashing of the budget in Washington by 43% to stop deficit spending.
Johnson will present himself in his campaign as the alternative to the two major party candidates, especially when it comes to the issue of civil liberties. He touts his successful re-election as governor and the balanced budgets that were enacted in his administration.
Johnson said if he were now the president, he would have been in favor of using military action in Afghanistan against al-Qaeda, but would have pulled out troops within six months. In 2011, he participated in two debates of GOP presidential hopefuls. Since he decided to pursue the nomination of the Libertarian Party, he has been to a number of Libertarian conventions at the state level and had town hall online meetings with his supporters.