Friday, January 29, 2010

Mr. Johnson goes to Washington

Possible 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson is headed back to the nation's capitol in February for a meet at greet with Libertarian Party supporters at Reason magazine according to The Washington Independent.

The former governor and honorary chairman of his Our America Initiative, which has a 503-4c designation, is scheduled to be in Washington on February 9th.

Elected to two consecutive terms as governor in New Mexico, Johnson vetoed 750 bills, while balancing the state's budget with no new taxes.

He continues to be outspoken on issues ranging from the deficit to the war on drugs to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Earlier this month, Johnson attended the Marijuana Policy Project Gala along with Cheech and Chong.

Last weekend Johnson toured New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary states, and keynoted a the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire.

1 comment:

Josiah Schmidt said...

According to, Gary Johnson was known for:

* Vetoing 750 bills (more than all the vetoes of the other 49 Governors combined) and over 1000 line items.
* Reducing taxes $123 million annually.
* Shrinking the size of state government by 1200 employees.
* Eliminating the state’s budget deficit.
* Leaving the state government with all-time high bond ratings.
* Enacting major welfare reform, which cut government welfare spending by 30%.
* Shifting state Medicaid to managed care.
* Bringing the New Mexico state government and the Navajo nation leadership together to finally resolve century-old disputes over water, gaming, and other issues.
* Privatizing half of the prisons in the state.
* Shooting down campaign finance legislation.
* Attracting many new private and parochial schools into the state.
* Repealing the Little Davis-Bacon Act, thereby allowing non-unionized labor the ability to be employed in construction of new schools and other public works.
* Overseeing the construction of 500 miles of new, four-lane highway (designed, financed, built, and guaranteed by the private sector).
* Running 100% positive campaigns, never mentioning his opponents once in print or ads.
* Coming from outside of politics with no political machine behind him to beat a former Republican Governor in the Republican primaries and then unseat an incumbent Democrat Governor in the general election by a 10 point victory margin, even at a time when Democrats outnumbered Republicans 2-1 in the state.