Mike Riggs on Why the ACLU Likes Gary Johnson


On January 29 the Miami Herald ran a full-page ad excoriating Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for their "abysmal" constitutional records. The ad wasn't paid for by Ron Paul or his supporters, but by the American Civil Liberties Union, which invited the GOP field to its annual staff convention in Orlando to "face the nation's largest gathering of real experts on the Constitution and explain yourselves." Neither Gingrich nor Romney showed up. But as Mike Riggs reports from Orlando, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson did appear, and he charmed the ACLU crowd with his positions on executive power, drug policy, gay marriage, and abortion.