Kennedy, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch Talk 2012 Presidential Race

"Could Gary Johnson be the Ross Perot of 2012?" asks Reason Contributor Kennedy.

Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie and Reason's Matt Welch joined Kennedy for a discussion about the future of the "libertarian moment," now that the Presidential race has come down to "two guys who love to spend money."

Other topics discussed: the Obama Administration's "strong suggestion" that private companies drug test their employees, income inequality in the wake of the Buffet Rule's failure, and Sen. Richard Lugar's "fantastic legs."

About 6.30 minutes.

Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Josh Swain, Meredith Bragg and Jim Epstein.

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  • ||

    I hope Kennedy is at least blowing you guys. The pair of you are both made dumber just sitting next to her. It's like she's a black hole of intelligence.

  • Pip||

    I'd be tryin' top finger-bang her.

  • deified||

    I wonder why there aren't more female libertarians.

  • ||

    Agreed. Cliff Drop + Kennedy == Kennedy cocktail. Shake well and pour over ice in a highball glass.

  • ||

    Damn women!! That should be me on that video!!

  • ||

    Directed at Groovius Loosimus @4.27.12 @ 1:52PM.

    Get a job.

  • WWNGD?||

    I have a fantasy about Kennedy... I am tied down to a piece of ply-wood, hung upside down, she is wearing latex and is screaming math word problems at me in a Scottish accent.

  • Soc Indv Sparky||

    Hey Matt, how about them Angels? They're really tearing it up, especially with the addition of The Great Pujols.

  • Matt Welch||

    There is precedent for a 6-14 team winning the World Series, is about all I've got.

  • johnl||

    So the Padres still have a chance.

  • WWNGD?||

    Am I the only one that always hears a hum during these Reason.tv videos?

  • Juice||

    I only hear it when Kennedy isn't in frame.

  • deified||

    I haven't watched the video yet. But there is ONE way for Gary Johnson to get to the point where he could make an impression on the electorate AND a difference in the outcome of the race. (But, no, he won't get elected.

    If BOTH Romney and Obama think that GJ's presence in the "national conversation" can be used to hurt the other guy, then GJ's campaign can get some oxygen.

    How do you get both of them to come to that conclusion? I honestly don't know.

    However, the political pros seem to think that Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Nevada are the states that are both electorally in-play and big enough to make a difference...

  • Brandon||

    And this fact makes me not want to live in Colorado. The local media doesn't have the same subtlety in sucking Obama cock as TPM.

  • bookworm||

    If Romney picks the war monger Rubio as his running mate, then I hope Johnson takes enough votes from Romney to make him lose. Maybe then the GOP will stop taking their libertarian base for granted.

    On the other hand, if Romney were to pick Rand Paul as his running mate, I could vote for Romney. That would be the only condition that I would vote for him.

  • Formerly Almanian||

    Maybe then the GOP will stop taking their libertarian base for granted.

    I am interested to learn more about your planet, and how you define words. Do you have a newsletter to which I could subscribe?

  • KPres||

    He hasn't heard of CISPA, apparently.

  • Mensan||

    If he does pick Rubio, and follows Rubio's lead there's no way Johnson gets any attention. During the senate race Rubio refused to participate in any event that included LP candidate Alex Snitker. One teaparty event that I was marginally involved with had invited both men to speak. After we announced that they would both be there, Rubio's people called up and said that he wouldn't show unless we uninvited Snitker. The people running the event caved to Rubio's demands despite my protests. Also, Rubio is the poster boy for corruption.

  • ||

    But...but...NEAL BOORTZ VOTED FOR HIM!

  • WWNGD?||

    Repost that link after the announcement is made.

  • sarcasmic||

    Didn't you guys like write a book or something?

    It won't pimp itself you know.

    Pimp it, yo! Pimp it!

  • Formerly Almanian||

    You're just jealous because they didn't autograph your copy

  • KPres||

    It ain't easy, you know.

  • Marshall Gill||

    Google ads sure come up with some crap.

    Right now I am getting an ad that says "Support Sheriff Joe's efforts to take our country" and then "Stand with Sheriff Joe".

    That thing posted here will generate millions of dollars in giving.....to the opposition

  • Zingotooo||

    I think they are all CORRUPT as the day is long.

    www.Gotta-Be-Anon.tk

  • T o n y||

    Ah who gives a shit anymore. The supreme court has established, by the principles of restraint so deeply felt by its chief justice, an election process completely overwhelmed by private money.

    I fear for this country. The GOP is now composed of the sorts of people who step in when a sleazy lying scumbag is called for, such as in corporate puppetry.

    All they do is get ever more hysterical about everything and they know they can peel off a few stupid people to vote for them out of fear. It's how they've won for generations now, no matter how godawful their performance in government the last time, and it's never been better funded.

  • ||

    It's Spring here in Liberland when the flowers start to bloom, the birds are singing and the fresh scent of a new season is upon us. Unfortunately the bugs also find their way to our Eden..... little Jimmy could you please squish that ugly little brown bug.

  • Paul.||

    The supreme court has established, by the principles of restraint so deeply felt by its chief justice, an election process completely overwhelmed by private money.

    And thank god for that. Because the alternative is that the election process would be completely funded by force with public monies. And if you think I'm going to sit idly by while some group of unelected bureaucrats rape the public coffers and give it to a pre-selected set of candidates, chosen Iran-style, you've got another thing coming.

  • Nyarlathotep||

    As election day gets closer, Tony's arguments grow progressively (pun intended) more paranoid. Bob help me, but I find this hilarious.

    Oh, and just for you, Tony:

    CDN$

    The greenback is now worth 99 of our Canadian cents. Is that "original" enough an insult for you?

  • emmake||

    I love your site, keep on working!

  • joy||

    Could Gary Johnson be the Ross Perot of 2012?" asks Reason Contributor Kennedy.

    Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie and Reason's Matt Welch joined Kennedy for a discussion about the future of the "libertarian moment," now that the Presidential race has come down to "two guys who love to spend money."
    Other topics discussed: the Obama Administration's http://www.nikewinkel.com/scho.....-c-30.html "strong suggestion" that private companies drug test their employees, income inequality in the wake of the Buffet Rule's failure, and Sen. Richard Lugar's "fantastic legs."

  • ||

    OK

  • Harvard||

    No time to view video. Does Gillispie rationalize his Obama vote?

  • han||

    A very good article.

  • Brautkleider||

    Well it becomes harder to get money. I hope they will decide wise in this day what to do whith the money they get.

  • alaamiah||

    Thank you very much

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