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Presidential Race 2012

Gov. Gary Johnson disappointed with a million votes, considers end of political career

Although he received over a million votes – more than any candidate in Libertarian Party history – 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson professes ‘disappointment’ with his vote total, and is considering retiring from politics. It’s a matter of perspective, one supposes: a million is still a large number, even in America. Via Independent Political Report.

Libertarian Nick Gillespie on Why the GOP Lost in 2012

Gillespie gives a quick – but representative – expression of libertarian thinking on where the GOP went wrong. There was much about which to disagree over Pres. Obama’s policies, but in the three areas Gillespie mentions, a decidedly more libertarian direction (truly smaller, less intrusive government) would have helped Republicans. As for social conservatism, profound…

Libertarians Double 2008 Vote Share

Highlights from the national Libertarian Party: Top 3 States for Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray New Mexico – 3.5% of the Vote Montana – 2.9% of the Vote Alaska – 2.5% of the Vote…. ‘It’s a great day to be a Libertarian,’ said Harry Browne. ‘Gov. Gary Johnson, Judge Jim Gray, and our…

Johnson satisfied with presidential run, silent on future bid

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he’s satisfied with his 2012 run, but he is keeping quiet on whether he’ll take another shot at the White House or another elective office. “Ours is a mission accomplished,” Johnson told FoxNews.com. “We put a true small-government, individual-freedom option on the ballot in virtually every state and have…

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Pennsylvania, the GOP hired a private detective who went to canvassers’ homes and flashed his old FBI badge before questioning the signatures they collected, a lawyer for Johnson’s campaign alleged. The state GOP and the investigator denied doing anything improper. (On Oct. 10 a judge decided that Johnson will be on the Pennsylvania ballot.) The…

A Suggestion for Republicans: Consider Gary Johnson

Fortunately, we do have a Presidential Candidate running that actually stands for limited government principles: Gary Johnson. And he’s got a track record to back it up. As a two term Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson vetoed 750 bills, which was about 1/3rd of all bills requiring his signature. He held the line on…

The Debates & Predictive Markets

I follow the presidential predictive markets from Intrade and the Iowa Electronic Markets from the University of Iowa. One can watch how shares are bought and sold, in response to debate performances or any other campaign-related developments. The aftermath of the first debate saw Gov. Romney’s share price rise; Pres. Obama’s shares are seeing a…

Which Romney for Wisconsin?

In January, looking ahead to Wisconsin’s big political year, I thought that Gov. Walker would be recalled in June, and Gov. Romney would win both Wisconsin and the presidency in November. The first prediction was well off-the-mark. (Gov. Walker actually did better in 2012 than he did in 2010.) The November contest is yet ahead,…