Gary Johnson for President 2016!

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#1 Jan 15, 2013
Gary Johnson for President 2016!

http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/07/gary-johnso...

ALBUQUERQUE – A tired and defiant Gary Johnson delivered a concession speech to supporters shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday night, whacking the major parties and hinting at a 2016 run in the process.

"A wasted vote is voting for somebody you don’t believe in and there were a lot of wasted votes tonight. There were more wasted votes tonight than I’ve ever seen,” said Johnson.

The Libertarian nominee took pot shots, again, at the idea that he played the role of spoiler in the 2012 election.

“We all should be proud of ourselves because over the next four years none of us are gonna have to say we are responsible for this. I didn’t vote for either one of ‘em, I voted for Gary Johnson,” he said.

Early on when Johnson was hovering around .4-.6 percent of the vote the Johnson campaign kept saying that their numbers would take off in the western portion of the country. They were right.

Johnson made Libertarian Party history last night. With 1,139,562 votes, he passed Ed Clark's 1980 record of 921,128 votes (as total percentage, he fell .06 percent short of Clark's record). But he wasn’t even around to celebrate the occasion. Shortly after speaking, an exhausted Johnson turned in for the night. Less than an hour later, he hit one percent.

As soon as results from the Mountain West started to trickle in Johnson’s percentage slowly crept up to the 1 percent mark.

Johnson staffers like Apollo Pazell, who appeared largely content with the trickle of votes, became increasingly antsy as Johnson closed in on single digits. Every fifteen minutes or so he came over to view the expanded national returns map I was viewing. After 10:35 p.m., Johnson topped the 1% mark for an extended period of time for the first time that night.

“Beating the record is a great success but you know we all expected to do better. I think Gary would be the first one to tell you that we expected to do better,” said Pazell, a veteran of the Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton campaigns.

Others, like Johnson's Ohio volunteer coodinator Debbie Dean, were more disapointed in the results "I felt that, for Ohio, at least we were going to be between three and five. It's a let down," she said.

Dean said the silver lining to Johnson getting one percent was that his campaign organized and networked Libertarians like neve before, plus the next generation of voters appears to be increasingly libertarian.

Near midnight, as the Johnson inner circle started to gather near the center of the empty hall that held Johnson’s party, Ron Nielson sounded optimistic going forward, noting that they’ve built a large nationwide organization that Johnson could tap into in 2016 if he were to run.

“It’s all about exceeding expectations and there’s an expectation there before of a watermark line, and we crossed that watermark line, well, we exceeded expectations,” said Nielson.

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#3 Jan 16, 2013
DooNanny Kiss wrote:
There should be a special DOONANNY KISS. At a special ringing of a bell everyone should turn to their Valentine and kiss! In support of World Solidarity for Peace and Love. Ask Butch to put it on the menu agenda list.
You've never been to a Doo-Nanny, have you?

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Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
Gary Johnson for President 2016!
http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/07/gary-johnso...
ALBUQUERQUE – A tired and defiant Gary Johnson delivered a concession speech to supporters shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday night, whacking the major parties and hinting at a 2016 run in the process.
"A wasted vote is voting for somebody you don’t believe in and there were a lot of wasted votes tonight. There were more wasted votes tonight than I’ve ever seen,” said Johnson.
The Libertarian nominee took pot shots, again, at the idea that he played the role of spoiler in the 2012 election.
“We all should be proud of ourselves because over the next four years none of us are gonna have to say we are responsible for this. I didn’t vote for either one of ‘em, I voted for Gary Johnson,” he said.
Early on when Johnson was hovering around .4-.6 percent of the vote the Johnson campaign kept saying that their numbers would take off in the western portion of the country. They were right.
Johnson made Libertarian Party history last night. With 1,139,562 votes, he passed Ed Clark's 1980 record of 921,128 votes (as total percentage, he fell .06 percent short of Clark's record). But he wasn’t even around to celebrate the occasion. Shortly after speaking, an exhausted Johnson turned in for the night. Less than an hour later, he hit one percent.
As soon as results from the Mountain West started to trickle in Johnson’s percentage slowly crept up to the 1 percent mark.
Johnson staffers like Apollo Pazell, who appeared largely content with the trickle of votes, became increasingly antsy as Johnson closed in on single digits. Every fifteen minutes or so he came over to view the expanded national returns map I was viewing. After 10:35 p.m., Johnson topped the 1% mark for an extended period of time for the first time that night.
“Beating the record is a great success but you know we all expected to do better. I think Gary would be the first one to tell you that we expected to do better,” said Pazell, a veteran of the Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton campaigns.
Others, like Johnson's Ohio volunteer coodinator Debbie Dean, were more disapointed in the results "I felt that, for Ohio, at least we were going to be between three and five. It's a let down," she said.
Dean said the silver lining to Johnson getting one percent was that his campaign organized and networked Libertarians like neve before, plus the next generation of voters appears to be increasingly libertarian.
Near midnight, as the Johnson inner circle started to gather near the center of the empty hall that held Johnson’s party, Ron Nielson sounded optimistic going forward, noting that they’ve built a large nationwide organization that Johnson could tap into in 2016 if he were to run.
“It’s all about exceeding expectations and there’s an expectation there before of a watermark line, and we crossed that watermark line, well, we exceeded expectations,” said Nielson.
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The total importance of not allowing romney to slither into the Whitehouse kept many independents like me from voting for Johnson even though he would have been the best pick. We just could'nt chance another Ralph Nader type situation and put the 5 point idiot in office. Johnson should be ready to go in 2016. Yep, we kicked republican butts and were glad to do so.

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#5 Jan 16, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
<quoted text>The total importance of not allowing romney to slither into the Whitehouse kept many independents like me from voting for Johnson even though he would have been the best pick. We just could'nt chance another Ralph Nader type situation and put the 5 point idiot in office. Johnson should be ready to go in 2016. Yep, we kicked republican butts and were glad to do so.
I agree, and it helped the Republicans pretty much 86ed themselves with such a poor choice in tunning Romney.
Ron Paul 2016

Sun Valley, NV

#6 Mar 2, 2013
F*ck Gary Johnson and Roger Stone! They stole the Libertarian Primary away from Bill Still and others as well!

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#7 Mar 2, 2013
Ron Paul 2016 wrote:
F*ck Gary Johnson and Roger Stone! They stole the Libertarian Primary away from Bill Still and others as well!
I just read a funny statement by Ayn Rand:

"Liberatrians of the hippies of the Right Wing."

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