Gene Healy on Gary Johnson As Spoiler


One anti-Johnson argument that shouldn't get a lot of traction is fear that the Libertarian Party candidate will be a "spoiler"; that he will siphon off votes from Mitt Romney in a "lesser of two evils" race between the guy who practically invented Obamacare and the guy who passed it. If the major-party race is a battle between a president who's violated most of his campaign promises on civil liberties and a candidate who's already promised to do worse, writes Gene Healy, then this election has arrived "pre-spoiled," through no fault of Gov. Johnson.