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    Posted May 6, 2012 by
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    Libertarians Tap Johnson for Prez


    With  74% of the delegate vote Saturday, former New Mexico Governor Gary  Johnson was tapped by the Libertarian Party as its nominee to be  president of the United States of America.

    Last  year, Johnson had thrown his hat in the ring trying to get the bid from  the Republican Party. He even managed to be in one of the myriad of GOP  debates. Seeing his chances being nil to none, Johnson then put his  name in the hat for the Libertarian top spot.

    As I reported back in November, Johnson May Seek Libertarian Party Nomination

    Johnson  views on such issues as legalizing marijuana were more attuned to the  Libertarian position than the GOP. Johnson was a successful 2-term  governor and known for slashing the state budget.

    For more on Johnson: Gary Who? - Former New Mexico Governor Tries to Break In to GOP Pack

    Johnson  will face an uphill battle as he attempts to prevent presumptive  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from winning as well as  stopping President Barack Obama from a 2nd term.

    From the Cornfield, the Libertarian Party normally polls about 1% of the vote in the general election.

    Could  the frustration with the major 2 parties be enough to slip Johnson in  to the cat bird's seat or will his run be more of spoiler?


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