The Libertarian Party Is Picking Its Presidential Candidate
Joe | May 03, 2012 | Comments 0
While our country’s politics are dominated by the two-party system, things are changing. Yes, progress is slow – sometime glacially so – but there are other choices. If enough voters choose a third option, the two-party system will be broken.
I’ve been a registered Libertarian since 2004. It is the third biggest party in the U.S. and has ballot access in every state. For those sick of the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats it is really the only viable option to elect candidates.
The LP is currently picking their Presidential candidate in Las Vegas and the frontrunner is former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, whose campaign put out a press release yesterday on the nominating convention.
May 2, 2012, Las Vegas NV – The Libertarian Party is holding its 2012 National Convention May 2-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the convention, the party will select its nominees for President and Vice-President of the United States. Those nominees will be on the November presidential ballot in all 50 states.
The convention is be held at the Red Rock Resort, 11011 Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. It convenes Wednesday, May 2, and concludes Sunday, May 6. Nominees for President and Vice-President will be elected on Saturday, May 5. The complete convention schedule can be found at: 2012 Libertarian National Convention.
Thursday evening, May 3, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Governor Gary Johnson will host a social gathering in the Veranda A and B rooms of the Red Rock Resort.
Few give Gary Johnson a chance at The White House, but his campaign is about more than that. Not only can he raise awareness about things like drug policy reform, but as I pointed out the other day, if he can get 5% of the vote the LP will be eligible for $90 million in federal funding in the 2016 Presidential election.