"I just gave the maximum contribution to @GovGaryJohnson presidential campaign," announced Krist Novoseli?, the musician, activist, and author best known as the former bassist of Nirvana, on Tuesday morning. Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico (as a Republican), officially became the Libertarian Party's 2016 presidential nominee over the weekend. The Libertarian vice presidential nominee is former Massachusetts governor William Weld, also previously affiliated with the GOP.
Asked whether voting for Johnson would "take votes away" from Democrats or Republicans, Novoseli? replied that "this election is like Nirvana in 1991. The Johnson/Weld ticket can capture imaginations to bolt to the top."
Perhaps a little overly ambitious and optimistic. But, hey, you know what else seemed overly ambitious and optimistic? Nirvana, man. Also, Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.
— Krist Novoseli? (@KristNovoselic) May 29, 2016
Novoseli? once identified as a Democrat, but now says his political views are uncategorizable. In 2008, Novoseli? supported Barack Obama for president; in 2012, he supported Ron Paul. "I'm an "an anarcho-capitalist, socialist, moderate… I don't know," he told Reason TV in 2014. Watch the whole interview below.