MSNBC Legal Analyst Says It's Dangerous to Peddle This Theory About the Trump...
Dem Rep Cites Phantom Poll Showing Biden Winning Re-election and Dems Retaking the...
What This Dem Communications Director Tweeted Explains Why Trump Can Stick Around
How California's Paradise Become Our Purgatory
Joe Biden's Executive Amnesty Is Illegal, Unjust and Self-Defeating
Conservative Conservationism and Duck Calling with Chairman Westerman
Premature Progressive Panic Over The Washington Post
The Numbers Show Voters Don't Want an Eight-Year Presidency
Why the Left Hates It When You Point Out We're 'A Republic, Not...
The Clock is Ticking and November 5 Beckons
We Cannot Afford to Further Delay the Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter
Help Me, Bob Iger. You're My Only Hope.
The Narcissistic Left
Biden's Latest Amnesty Is a Political Gamble He Will Lose
Help Me, Bob Iger. You're My Only Hope
Tipsheet

First Official GOP Candidate: Gary Johnson

The first hat has been cast into the ring for the GOP 2012 nomination, and it's former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. This isn't too surprising; it's a way to generate a little buzz for Johnson, who is currently languishing behind most of the other potential candidates as far as name recognition goes.
Advertisement


In fact, according to Gallup, Johnson is bringing up the rear as far as both name recognition and intensity goes. Despite a third-place finish at the CPAC Straw Poll, he's fallen in intensity in the last few months, and has come in near the bottom on Townhall's Presidential Straw Poll. Obviously, he's looking to build a little more recognition and name brand as the first GOP debates rapidly approach.

He made his announcement today in New Hampshire, where he said, "America needs a ‘President Veto’ right now – someone who will say ‘no’ to insane spending and stop the madness that has become Washington. That’s why I am here today to announce that I’m running for President of the United States. And I don’t do so lightly."

Check out the interview we did with Gov. Johnson in February at CPAC, where he said his main aims were to bring debt, deficit and spending issues to the forefront. He does hold some controversial views on the War on Drugs and foreign policy, which may turn out to hamper his performance amongst the GOP base in the primaries.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement