“60 Minutes” interviewed the Libertarian presidential candidates regarding the upcoming debates, their platform, and what it means to be a Libertarian.
Although Gary Johnson didn’t meet the threshold to make the first debate, he believes he still has a chance of getting into the other debates and winning the presidential race.
He jokingly said Mickey Mouse would have 30% in the polls because he’s a house-hold name.
Johnson believes he’s polling this high due to the choices Americans are given this election cycle.
“The two-party system is a dinosaur,” stated Johnson.
He thinks the American duopoly has been in place for too long, but he also believes his ideology makes sense.
Libertarians stand for freedom, liberty, and prosperity.
A broad generalization of the Libertarian Party is that they are fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
They are advocates of free market capitalism and remain pro-choice, against the war on drugs, and for reforming entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Bill Weld, his Vice Presidential pick, also ran as a Republican in a blue state.
Both of them reduced taxes by limiting the size of government.
On their website, they have a step-by-step process of how you can help Gary appear in the debates.