RENO, NV--Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and currently running to be the Libertarian nominee for president in 2016 is in Reno for the next few days. Johnson is suing the presidential debate commission to include third parties in the 2016 debates but he said the deck is stacked against third parties.
“I mean when Obama spends a billion dollars on the campaign, when Romney spends a billion dollars on the campaign then when the Libertarian Party spends a million dollars on the campaign you know what, you don't have a chance,” Johnson said.
I had a chance to get his thoughts on issues like Yucca Mountain.
“Yucca Mountain was a political decision. It wasn't based on science,” Johnson said.
On Jeb Bush’s statement that he would have still invade Iraq knowing what we know today.
“Don’t go into Iraq! If we go into Iraq we will be embroiled into a civil war in which there will be no end,” Johnson said.
And how he is different from a Republican and a Democrat.
“I always tell people I am a lot more left on social policy than Obama and I am a lot more right on fiscal policy than any Republican than you ever interviewed,” Johnson said. “Look we need to balance the Federal Budget. Give us back our individual freedom, stop with the bombing, marriage equality good thing, let's legalize marijuana, let's not build a fence across the border. Immigration is really a good thing. Let's make it as easy as possible for somebody who wants to come into this country and work to get a work visa.”
If you would like to meet Gary Johnson he will be at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno Saturday at 9 a.m. with an informal bike ride to follow. If you would like more information on Johnson and his quest to have a third party in the presidential debates visit https://www.ouramericainitiative.com