Showing posts with label Gary Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gary Johnson. Show all posts

John Stossel: Another Libertarian Moment?

An alternative to Clinton and Trump.  The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was   ... MORE

Anthony L. Fisher: How Distrust Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Have Made the Libertarian Party Relevant

The dawning of a libertarian moment? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely presidential nominees of America’s two major political parties, would be among the best-known and most-disliked candidates in history. What better time for the Libertarian Party (LP), the only third party that will be on all 50 states’ ballots, to make its move    ... MORE

John Stossel: A Better Choice For 2016

The Libertarian party is selecting a nominee too.  A recent poll shows that if the election were held today, 11 percent of Americans would vote for a Libertarian, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. That's surprising, since last election Johnson got just 1 percent of the vote. This year, he's doing better, probably because Donald Trump and     ... MORE

David Sherfinski: Poll Shows Gary Johnson Already At 11%!

Voters not thrilled about the conventional choices. Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, possibly benefitting from dissatisfaction with the two major parties’ front-runners, is in double digits in a potential three-way race, according to a poll released Thursday. In a three-way contest, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was at 42%,  ... MORE

J.D. Tuccille: Voting Third Party Isn’t Just A Serious Choice

It’s THE serious choice.  This year, the likely presidential candidates of the major political parties are two of the less savory individuals ever to run for office in a country whose Wikipedia entry doesn't feature periods of military rule. The Republicans seem poised to give us a crony capitalist who admires authoritarian foreign governments, views        ... MORE

John Stossel: Libertarian Lite

Lighten up, truth can be scary. In this year's Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Rand Paul got little traction. In 2012, his father failed. That year, the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, got just 1 percent of the vote. We libertarians must be doing something wrong. Maybe our anti-government message is too   ... MORE

John Stossel: Ranking The Candidates

My list of best to worst possible presidents:    1. Rand Paul (R) 2. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 3. Carly Fiorina (R) 4. Jeb Bush (R) 5. Ted Cruz (R) 6. Scott Walker (R) 7. Rick Perry (R) 8. Marco Rubio (R) 9. John Kasich (R) 10. Ben Carson (R) 11. Bobby Jindal (R) 12. Jim Webb (D) 13. George Pataki (R) 14. Donald Trump (R) 15. Lawrence Lessig (D) ... MORE

Robert Poole: The Libertarian Case For Mitt Romney

He will be significantly less bad than Obama.   Should libertarians like me declare a pox on both major parties’ houses by voting for the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson? Or should we opt for the Republican Mitt Romney, who I think would be significantly less bad than the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama? Over the decades since    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Let Gary Johnson Debate

If you want the right questions asked, that is.    President Obama has been a failure. On his watch, the American economy has significantly deteriorated largely because he has stifled free market forces by over-regulating them and because he has laden taxpayers with debt. Those two factors alone -- the federal government increasing the cost of doing ... MORE

John Stossel: I Like Gary Johnson

Choosing against governmental coercion.   All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian because I see the false choice offered by political left and right: Democrats talk about personal liberty; Republicans talk about    ... MORE

Art Carden: Isn't It High Time We Legalize Marijuana?

Filling prisons and ruining lives is not winning. On a couple of different occasions, I have used this space to call for an end to the economic, moral, and cultural disaster that is the drug war (1, 2, 3). American governments at all levels have been fighting the war on drugs for over four decades now, and it’s overwhelmingly clear that   ... MORE

Libertarians Could Vote For Johnson, Elect Obama

by Charles Mahtesian. There hasn’t been a single poll out of Colorado this year that’s shown Mitt Romney ahead of Barack Obama. Tuesday’s Public Policy Polling poll is no exception: Obama leads Romney in a head-to-head matchup by 49 percent to 42 percent. But add libertarian Gary Johnson to the mix and the numbers are slightly different: Obama leads   ... MORE