Gary Johnson CNN Op-Ed: Why I’m running for president


By Gary Johnson, from, June 9th, 2016:

(CNN)What does it say about the level of discontent in our country that a professional salesman can launch a presidential campaign with a promise to build our very own Great Wall of China and a vague promise to “make America great again” — and become the Republican standard-bearer?

And the Democrats? It is long overdue that we have a woman as a legitimate contender for the White House. But Hillary Clinton is the definition of the establishment so many are determined to reject.

What does all this tell me? It tells me that America may fin ally be ready for a presidential candidate who believes in the free market, but rejects crony capitalism. They may be ready for a candidate who actually governed a border state…and DOESN’T believe that a Great Wall is a substitute for immigration reform that today’s politicians cannot summon the courage to enact.

Of course, I finished my second term as governor of New Mexico more than a decade ago — back in 2003. And when I left office, I was done.

Read the rest of the article here. 


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