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Gary Johnson 2012

Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Are Wildly Unpopular. But Is This The Guy To Fill The Void?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Between the racist reality TV star leading the GOP and an unsettled Democratic Party, "none of the above" could win a respectable number of votes righ...

Second-Place Spoiler?

Posted 11.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidates rarely court District of Columbia voters, especially in person on Election Day. While President Obama and Mi...

Presidential Candidate Predicts Obama Win

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party presidential nominee this year after a failed GOP presiden...

An Open Letter To LGBT Romney Supporters

David Groshoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Groshoff

Twenty-two percent of LGBT registered voters support Mitt Romney. I'm not in that 22 percent, but you are. I want to discuss a few issues to explain why I'm not, and why, even without knowing you, I believe it's against your and our country's interest for you to cast your vote for Romney.

Never Say Never: Gary Johnson, Humble Libertarian - Exclusive Interview

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

In interviewing Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for President, I was following the advice of Ron Paul, who recently stated, "[Gary Johnson] is wonderful, and I think he's doing a good job, and I think people should look at him, and every individual should make up their own mind."

Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.

Marijuana Conspiracy In 'Perfect Storm' State Could Cause 2012 Shakeup

Salon | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

The term “perfect storm” is so overused as to be a pathetic cliche — but alas, in politics, it is about the best phrase to describe Colorado in ...

Can Gary Johnson Push Mitt Romney To A 3rd Place Finish?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia voters: Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is asking you to help him come in second. Johnson ...

Sending President Obama A Message With Your Vote

The 420 Times | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
The 420 Times

So, what state do you live in? Is it a state that is already decided in the presidential race? If so, take a hard look at Gary Johnson and see if voting for him can make an impact.

Michelangelo Signorile

Gary Johnson Seeks Gay Republican Support: 'Does Romney Really Match Up With GOProud?' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former GOP New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson reached out to gay Republican voters and “everybody in this country who ...

Could Gary Johnson Be a Spoiler for Mitt Romney?

Roger Stone | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Roger Stone

Although a recent national poll showed Johnson polling as high as 5.3% and pulling disproportionately from Romney, it is not Johnson's impact nationally that matters but his impact in a handful of swing states that will effect the outcome

Will Defecting From the GOP Help Ron Paul's Supporters Take It Over?

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

A Romney loss in November by less than the Gary Johnson vote could force the GOPowers-that-be to consider a leader in 2016 who is credible with Constitutional voters who like their individual liberties.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Searches For A Hit, Scores On An Error: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 29, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

As we've said before, the first set of tasks in a political campaign are simply summarized: Define yourself, define your opponent, define the stakes o...

On Greens and Libertarians

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

Why go through with a national campaign they are going to lose, that keeps them in fringe territory, and risks throwing the election to the party they most disagree with? Herewith a solution: don't.

The 'Pie In The Sky' Scenario Where Gary Johnson Wins

Lucia Graves | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Lucia Graves

Gary Johnson's betting that the libertarian base won't be willing to make the ideological leap to Romney, and he said he envisions a scenario in which he picks up the votes of Ron Paul's libertarian-leaning backers. If that happens, and it's already happening, there's reason to believe that America's much-mocked Libertarian candidate does actually matter.

Pot Legalization Effort Gets Presidential Endorsement

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

The marijuana legalization effort in Colorado is expected to get its first endorsement from a presidential candidate today. The Associated Press re...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 20, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

For as long a time as your Speculatroners have been dutifully cataloguing the damage that the primary process has been doing to Mitt Romney's brand, w...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 13, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

This week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum decided that the time to quit his upset bid had finally come. He shuttered a campaign that had risen...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 6, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

So, did you hear? This week, the GOP nomination pretty much became a settled issue. Barring some accident or emergency (or some freaktastic alchemical...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 30, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

This week the attention that's mainly been lavished on covering the 2012 campaign got reoriented, slightly, in the direction of the steps of the Supre...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 23, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

But as important as the win in Illinois was for cementing Team Romney's delegate realities, the most critical turn in the race wouldn't come until Wed...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 16, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Last week, after the dust had settled on Super Tuesday, we surmised that you couldn't really call the 2012 GOP primary contest a battle between Mitt R...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 9, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Bill Kristol says it's just getting started. Sarah Palin says all bets are off. Other GOP luminaries say that so far, what they've seen has been "a collective yawn." What are they talking about? The GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination, that's what. And all of these assessments have been handed down from on high in the wake of Super Tuesday's results. But wasn't Super Tuesday a pretty unequivocal win for Mitt Romney, leaving him as the only candidate with a path to the nomination that doesn't require a series of miraculous events?

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 2, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

With nothing but weeks of time to fill between Maine's Caucuses and this week's primaries, we heard unending talk about the importance of the Michigan...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Feb. 24, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

For the bulk of the campaign season, we've been keenly aware that the GOP establishment-types had some grave misgivings over the fact that Mitt Romney...