Why Did this Former Republican Gov. of NM Join the Libertarian Party to Run for POTUS?


http://democracynow.org – We are on the road in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we speak with the state’s former two-term Republican Governor Gary Johnson about why he is now running for president as a Libertarian. He could become the only third-party candidate on the ballot in all 50 states this year. Johnson was also the Libertarian nominee for president in 2012, but was excluded from almost all of the presidential debates in 2012. He is now suing the Commission on Presidential Debates. Johnson discusses his platform and says, “We should have choices in our own lives … as long as those choices don’t adversely affect others.” He notes he is pro-choice, and critical of U.S. military intervention and the use of drone strikes that have killed civilians and created “unintended consequences.”

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