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Monday, June 13, 2016

A New Idea for President

                I cannot vote for Hilary Clinton because I believe she is an evil woman who would do more damage to the United States than Barack Obama. I do not like Donald Trump and am amazed that he is the Republican candidate. I am far from being alone in my dislike of Clinton and Trump because they are the two most disliked presidential candidates in history. Democrats and Republicans alike are wondering if they can pull the lever for their party’s candidate. I do not actually know who will get my vote this year, but I am thinking about the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. I decided to do a little research on him.

                Gary Johnson served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003 and was referred to as the “most fiscally conservative Governor” in America. He started as a door-to-door handyman and eventually ran a large construction companies with more than 1,000 employees. He has the mentality of a businessman, “believing that public policy decisions should be based on costs and benefits rather than strict ideology.” According to his site, he is well known for his record of vetoes. He vetoed more than 750 bills during his term as governor and gained the nickname of “Governor Veto.” He never raised taxes but cut them 14 times. He retired from public office in 2003 and left New Mexico with a balanced budget when he term-limited out of office as governor.

                Johnson was reared as a Lutheran. He has a son and a daughter, both of whom are grown. He built the house he lives in. He is “an avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist” and “has scaled the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.”

                Johnson’s running mate is Bill Weld, who is also a former governor. Weld is an attorney and business. He also served as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts (1981-1986) and as the head of the Department of Justice Criminal Division (1986-1988). He served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1991-1997.

                The above information came from Johnson’s campaign site. I knew he was governor of New Mexico but did not give him a second thought because he was running as a Libertarian. He has essential leadership experience because he served as governor. He apparently was popular because he was re-elected to the office. 

                This may be the election that a Libertarian can win over a hated Democrat candidate and much maligned Republican candidate. Please join me in researching this candidate and pray about your choice for President. Voting Libertarian could be better than a write-in candidate!

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