Campaigns/Elections

Gary Johnson On Why He Changed His Mind About Running for President

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Las Vegas—Gary Johnson sat down with Reason to talk about his current bid for the Libertarian Party nomination as well as his past flirtations with the party. 

In 2000, while still governor of New Mexico, the Libertarian Party courted Johnson as a potential presidential candidate. He declined as he still had two year remaining on his term as governor. Twelve years have passed since he last seriously flirted with running for president.

What changed to make him take the plunge on the LP line?