Former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson is joining the Libertarian Party Presidential Race, quitting the GOP that totally ignored him.
Johnson appeared in only two of more than a dozen nationally televised debates and had trouble getting his shoestring campaign off the ground in early states. He will make an official announcement next Wednesday at a press conference in Santa Fe.
“His exclusion from the debates and lack of acknowledgement from the Republican establishment has been very frustrating,” Hunter told NBC News. “His commitment since day one to get his message out.”
It will be interesting to see what happens if Ron Paul starts to lose ground as the campaign rolls forward. If Paul chose to run as a Libertarian, any chance he’d pick Johnson as a running mate? It’s an interesting question to ponder.
Johnson running on his own will do very little to affect the general election between Obama and whoever wins this farce of a primary between the Republican dingbats (save for Paul). But, Ron Paul running as a Libertarian would, in my opinion, all but guarantee an Obama win.
So … I’m all for it!!