For those Americans looking for an option outside of the Republican and Democratic Party for our next President, then Governor Gary Johnson is your man! I was absolutely blown away by his passion and ability to connect with the everyday person.  I’ll let YOU, the viewer decide your opinions on his stances on Legalizing Marijuana, Anti-War, Anti-Fed, Allowing Same Sex Marriage, etc.. but what I can tell you is that there will be a strong base supporting Governor Johnson (Especially if Ron Paul endorses him once he’s out of the Republican Race officially,  potentially pushing his polling to 15% and getting him into the Presidential Debates), so get to know him!!  Here is his bio and some quotes and facts, but to really get to know the man, please watch our interview in NYC the morning after he successfully appeared on The Colbert Report and Dylan Ratigan’s Show as well as check out his Presidential Campaign Website Linked Here….and follow him on Twitter @GovGaryJohnson.

“Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003.  A successful businessman before running for office in 1994, Gov. Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown the firm into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico with over 1,000 employees. Not surprisingly, Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology.  Johnson is best known for his veto record, which includes over 750 vetoes during his time in office, more than all other governors combined and his use of the veto pen has since earned him the nickname “Governor Veto.” He cut taxes 14 times while never raising them when he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget.  Term-limited, Johnson retired from public office in 2003. An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peak on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.  In 2009, after becoming increasingly concerned with the country’s out-of-control national debt and precarious financial situation, the Governor formed the OUR America Initiative, a 501c(4) non-profit that promotes fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and rational public policy. He traveled to more than 30 states and spoke to over 150 conservative and libertarian groups during his time as Honorary Chairman.  He has two grown children- a daughter Seah and a son Erik and currently resides in a house he built himself in Taos, New Mexico.”

Andrew Sullivan quoted a claim that Johnson “is highly regarded in the state for his outstanding leadership during two terms as governor. He slashed the size of state government during his term and left the state with a large budget surplus.”

According to MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is “the function of a micro-culture of what we wish existed nationally.” As an independent and outspoken loather of the political duopoly’s stranglehold on the American electorate, Dylan Ratigan views Gov. Johnson’s candidacy as a viable, rational alternative to the stale brands sold by Republicans and Democrats. And Johnson remains optimistic due to the Libertarian Party nominee being on the ballot in all fifty states come November as well as independents representing the largest political affiliation in the country

According to one New Mexico paper, “Johnson left the state fiscally solid,” and was “arguably the most popular governor of the decade . . . leaving the state with a $1 billion budget surplus.” The Washington Times has reported that when Johnson left office, “the size of state government had been substantially reduced and New Mexico was enjoying a large budget surplus.”

 

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