- 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?