Gary Johnson

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    Gary Johson won over one million votes in the Presidential election, the most ever by the Libertarian party.

    Congrats Gary!!
     
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    Woot!

    :rock:

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    With 15M fewer votes for the major parties, you'd think he would have done better. The people that were turned off by both candidates didn't vote for Johnson, they stayed home.
     
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    Johnson sucked big time. Less than one percent of the vote

    Pathetic third party attempt
     
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    Perot had over 19 million votes; 18% of the vote.
     
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    Johnson didn't do well.

    I was sure he'd pull a lot more than that :/
     
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    Uninspiring by Johnson

    Libertarians are a nonentity in this country
     
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    As a college student, my professor questioned me one day, asking about my views. I told her I was a libertarian, which she generalized as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I accept her definition (despite my many reservations about it). She then told me that a very large number of students nowadays have similar inclinations. They don't fit the stereotypical mold at all.

    So to say libertarians are a nonentity is a bit off base, to say the least. I would say libertarians are the silent majority.
     
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    I think there are many of us out there who do not fit the stereotypes the parties want to slap on people. I am not silent nor libertarian but your point is well taken.
     
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    Who managed to pull one percent of the vote

    I am unimpressed
     

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