For those who haven’t been paying attention to recent political news, over the weekend the Libertarian Party held their national convention in Orlando, Florida. There they nominated former New Mexico Governor and 2012 Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as their candidate for president. For vice president, they selected Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts.
Although, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the convention, I watched much of the event on C-SPAN, as it was broadcast on national television.
On Tuesday, I had two opportunities to offer my thoughts of the convention and the Libertarian candidates for president and vice-president. In the morning, I spoke on the radio, 550 AM WSVA. If you missed the segment, you can find it here. Then, in the evening, I got together with Will Hammer, Corey Fauconier, and Andy Bakker at Freedom Gulch as we engaged in a bit more in-depth conversation.
Could 2016 be the break out year for the Libertarian Party? Well, with a ticket headlined by two former governors, a Republican and Democratic candidate with very high negatives, and inclusion in the national polls, just about anything could happen.
No matter the outcome, 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting election cycles in recent history.