Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson will speak at Boise State University Monday

Johnson, a former two-term GOP governor of New Mexico, will appear speak in the Jordan Ballroom at BSU, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

In a news release, Johnson's campaign says he will speak, take questions "and more."

The news release summarizes the Johnson bio:

Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. Johnson switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party on Dec. 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party nominee, Johnson will appear on the ballot in 48 states, plus the District of Columbia. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson would end the war in Afghanistan now. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. As president, Johnson would cut federal spending by 43 percent, slash debt and make government live within its means while reducing taxes and regulation to foster real job creation and economic opportunity like he did in eight years as governor. The National Review said he was "#1" in job creation as governor. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mount Everest.

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I wish...

... that the Libertarian Party could become a more significant player. IMO, the bloat of our government is a joint effort between the Democrats and Republicans. They all support their favorite big-government programs.

Perhaps the emergence of the Tea Party, and the ever-looming and ever-growing National Debt will get more peoples' attention as time goes on.

I'm seriously considering casting a vote for Johnson, as a matter of conscience. Some would say that's "throwing away" a vote... but Romney will carry Idaho handily (and Idaho's electors) with or without me.

I agree

I voted early and cast my vote for Gary Johnson. I also heard that I was 'throwing away' my vote but, like you, I realized that Mitt would carry Idhao. If I thought Obama had a chance in this state Mitt would have gotten my vote. We can't survive another Obama term.

I've voted libertarian, when possible, since 1972. I must say that I was dissapointed this year. The only libertarian candidate, other than for president, was for Ada county sheriff. In past years I recall being able to supporr libertarians for the state legislature.

Voted early for Johnson too!

Rob Oates was on the ballot for Congressional District 1.

I agree

And voting for someone you agree with is never throwing your vote away. Some polls show that votes for Johnson come equally from Ds who support his social policies and Rs who like his fiscal policies and both who like his foreign policy.

I also agree...

I also agree, but is there a way for third-party candidates to become relevant beyond symbolic votes? I cannot in good conscience vote for Romney due to his numerous character flaws. I also do not believe this country can afford a four year term of Romney spending tax payer money on increased military spending. We simply cannot afford Romney negatively affecting our country’s image and standing in the international community. Right-wing media will paint democrat’s spending as driving this country further into debt while conveniently failing to mention the equally outrageous spending of republicans. Yet Idaho’s electoral votes will go to Romney, so I have to think a vote for any other candidate is symbolically worthy.

Write in Perot then.

You whine like Sandy, thru the trees. You know?

I wasn't even aware he was still alive! Is he? Has to be OLD!


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82 years old Texarkana Tex. Wikipeda.

Been to Texarkana Ark. but not Texas. Guess the "giant sucking sound" was real. But, my leaf blower croaked last week and I bought a new Homelite today for $70 at Home Depot. Go figure. With Sandy coming the Depot was a mob scene.

I saw Ross on TV last week, he looks pretty good.

Have fun over there.


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I will vote for Gary....because his name

rhymes will Larry....

A great example of why

our "democracy" is becoming a joke. Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party should have been in the debates. It is pretty outrageous that these two people and parties are marginalized. Even more outrageous is that Dr. Stein, went to the first debate and was refused admittance and when she refused to leave was arrested a handcuffed to a chair for 8 hrs. Of course the so called liberal media had not a word. These things don't happen in a real democracy.

Oh, come now! Really?

Did they play "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!" to taunt her as well?


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The four 3rd party candidates did have a debate on the 23rd, moderated by Larry King, but largely ignored by the mainstream media. There is a followup between Johnson and Stein on Nov 5th, and another 3rd party debate with all four on Nov. 4th moderated by Ralph Nader. I don't believe there has been an announcement yet on if these channels will be broadcast or available only on line, but look for it if you are interested.

Only if you are on Yelp/


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