Gary Johnson: "I'm the only candidate that doesn't want to bomb Iran." And who wants to balance the budget. And let gays marry.


Sean Higgins of Investors Business Daily talks with the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

A snippet:

"I promise to veto any expenditures that exceed revenue," he said, citing his background as governor. He vetoed some 200 bills in his first six months of office….

Johnson said he would challenge both parties by drawing away core ideological voters disappointed with the party's compromises: fiscally conservative Republicans on the right and anti-war, civil libertarian Democrats on the left.

He'll focus his campaign on the western and mountain states: His home state of New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Nevada and others. He thinks he'll make inroads in Alaska too.

"I'm the only candidate that doesn't want to bomb Iran. I'm the only candidate that wants to get out of Afghanistan tomorrow," he said. "I'm the only candidate that wants to repeal the Patriot Act. I'm the only candidate talking about marriage equality as a constitutionally guaranteed right."

Whole thing here.

Yesterday during "Ask a Libertarian 2012," Matt Welch and I responded to a question asking whether a vote for Gary Johnson was a vote for Barack Obama: