Friday, April 22, 2011

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Justin Raimondo examines Republican "libertarian" presidential candidate Gary Johnson and finds he is weak on foreign policy.That he is a favorite of the D.C. cosmopolitan crowd because he is the hollowed out type libertarian they prefer, and that he likely won't make it past New Hampshire without Kochtopus money.

Raimondo's must read take on Johnson is here.


  1. Gary Johnson supports the gold standard, abolishing the Federal Reserve. He didn't raise a single tax as Governor and cut taxes 14 times. He eliminated 10% of state employees. He has specifically stated he opposes intervention in Libya and that there are 5 other countries just like Libya. He has been very clear that he would not raise taxes to balance social security.

    I don't understand Robert. You must feel threatened or something, because Gary Johnson will be good for the debate. He will grow the libertarian base and add credence to Ron Paul's views. Your posts make it sound like you think he's worse than everyone in the field. You may not think he is better than Ron Paul, but do you at least agree that he is better than every other potential GOP nominee?

  2. @Anonymous (4/22 2:38)... Are you under the impression that Robert Wenzel also writes using the pseudonym "Justin Raimondo"? If you disagree with Justin or feel he misrepresented Johnson's views on foreign policy, you should address those disagreements or point out the misrepresentations. Without elaboration, it seems you're just a Johnson fan mad that someone criticized him. That may not be the case but all I have to go on is your comment and your comment does not addresses any of Justin's criticisms.

  3. I think the problem is that your article sounds like you're going to tell us about Gary Johnson; yet all you did was link to Raimondo's hatchet job. Raimondo definitely did misrepresent Johnson's opposition to the Libyan intervention. And his ending question, "Why doesn't Johnson drop out now that Paul's entered the campaign?" (or WTTE) is pretty silly: If Paul thinks he's the better candidate, let him demonstrate it. After he wins his first primary or caucus, then he might expect other candidates to start dropping out and endorsing him; but as soon as he enters the race? Gimme a break.