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Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson joins us with his vision for the campaign and the country.

Libertarian Party presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. (AP)
Libertarian Party presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. (AP)

Gary Johnson is a triathlon-running, mountain-climbing, budget-cutting former two-term governor of New Mexico.  He tried to run for president as a Republican.  That did not work out.

Now he’s running as the Libertarian party candidate.  The other end of the spectrum from the Green Party’s Jill Stein.  He’s on the ballot in 47 states.  With Ron Paul out, he’s got supporters.  In swing states, he could be a real factor.  And his own platform?  Slash federal spending.  Bring troops home.  Legalize pot.  Go Libertarian.

This hour, On Point:  Libertarian contender Gary Johnson.
-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, he is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for President of the United States.

From Tom's Reading List

National Review "If Gary Johnson were president, he would immediately cut all federal spending — entitlements, defense, education, everything — by 43 percent to rectify our fiscal blunders. And he’d just be getting started. In a recent interview with National Review Online, the former governor of New Mexico — and a rumored presidential candidate — outlined his governing philosophy and some of its practical applications."

GQ "With Gary, and it's okay to call him Gary, it's not so much the things he says and does that are spectacularly unusual (or spectacularly misguided, depending on your point of view) for a presidential candidate. It's the things he doesn't say and do."

Reason "Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson made a brief appeal Monday to a handful of people attending a civil rights event sponsored by the National Union of American Families at Independence Square in the heart of Philadelphia."

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Check out the latest Gary Johnson campagin video here.

This program aired on September 19, 2012.

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