Tag Archives: Gary Johnson

How Third Party Voters Helped Elect Trump

CNN reports: Neither Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson nor the Green Party’s Jill Stein managed to make a dent in the Electoral College, but they did post a significant enough showing in several states arguably to help elect Donald Trump. Trump won 290 Electoral College votes to 232 for Hillary Clinton, as of Wednesday evening, with Clinton topping him in ...

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Gary Johnson Melts Down With Reporter: If I’m Doing So Poorly, Why Are You Even Interviewing Me? [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: In his interview with the Guardian, Johnson complained that interviewers were now treating him like “a dummy” and bristled when he was pressed on his decline in the polls. “Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it. If I’m doing so poorly, is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral! It’s ...

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John Oliver On Third Parties [VIDEO]

Vulture recaps: There’s no denying that both major party presidential nominees have their drawbacks: One is considered by many to be too rehearsed and hard to relate to, while the other is a liar, alleged serial sexual predator, and definite racist. So it’s possible to feel sympathetic toward those undecided voters — though maybe not Ken Bone anymore — and ...

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Gary Johnson’s Gaffes Are Helping Hillary

The Hill reports: Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is fading in the polls, giving a boost to Hillary Clinton. Johnson has suffered through weeks of terrible headlines that have raised questions about his fitness to be commander-in-chief. Most notably, the former New Mexico governor couldn’t name a foreign leader he respected in one television interview, and in another asked, “what ...

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UGH: Gary Johnson Flames Out On Syrian Civil War

The New York Times reports: Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, drew a parallel on Wednesday between the Syrian government’s targeting of noncombatants in that nation’s civil war and the accidental bombing of civilians by United States-backed forces. Attacking Hillary Clinton over what he criticized as her overly interventionist instincts, Mr. Johnson pointed to the hundreds of thousands of ...

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Gary Johnson: Leaders Who Know Geography Are Dangerous Because They Know Where To Start Wars

Yep. He said that. Watch the video. Business Insider reports: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday that being able to “dot the I’s and cross the T’s on foreign leaders and geographical locations” allows leaders “to put our military in harm’s way.” Johnson was responding to questions about his latest foreign policy gaffes, including one ...

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Chicago Tribune Endorses Gary Johnson

Yesterday Gary Johnson was unable to name a single foreign leader that he admires. And today, this from the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune: As Nov. 8 looms, a dismayed, disconsolate America waits and wonders: What is it about 2016? How has our country fallen so inescapably into political and policy gridlock? How did pandering to aggrieved niche groups ...

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Gets All Presidentialy [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: When we last heard from Gary Johnson, he was getting tongue-tied over Aleppo. But in another interview this week with MSNBC, he stuck his tongue out to prove that he should be on the presidential debate stage. In a sit-down with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, the libertarian candidate said he could catch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ...

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Jill Stein And Gary Johnson Fail To Make First Debate

Unsurprising. The Wall Street Journal reports: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party have failed to qualify for the first general election debate, in a significant blow to their already long-shot presidential campaigns. The Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday that only Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton qualified to be on the stage ...

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IT’S IN SYRIA: Libertarian Gary Johnson Dumbfounds MSNBC’s Hosts By Asking, “What Is Aleppo?” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday shocked the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by seeming to not know what the Syrian city of Aleppo is. What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?” MSNBC political commentator Mike Barnicle asked Johnson minutes into an interview with the former New Mexico governor. “And what is Aleppo?” ...

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Jill Stein Makes Virginia And New Hampshire Ballots

Richmond.com reports: Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent Evan McMullin have qualified for the presidential ballot in Virginia, the Department of Elections announced on Friday. Democrat Hillary Clinton will appear first on the ballot, followed by Republican Donald Trump, Johnson, Stein and McMullin. In order to qualify for the Virginia ballot, candidates had to submit the ...

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Presidential Debate Venues Plan For Third Podium

Just in case. Politico reports: The venues that will host the presidential debates are drawing up plans for a three-person forum that would provide a lectern for a third-party candidate to stand on stage next to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The directive comes from producers working for the Commission on Presidential Debates and it’s meant, they say, to force ...

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson Announces 2016 Presidential Bid As Libertarian Candidate [VIDEO]

Well, this might be interesting. CNN reports: Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has announced that he will run for president as a Libertarian. He was the Libertarian Party’s 2012 presidential nominee. Johnson says America’s debt is the biggest issue facing the country, telling Fox’s Neil Cavuto that he estimated the nation’s debt will be $20 trillion by the time ...

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