Liberty Rockstar Hints at Presidential Run
Article from Reason by Matt Welch.
Ask a Libertarian which candidate he or she would most like to see run for president in 2020, and the name that will come up more often than not is Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.). Amash, who prefers the term “libertarian” over “libertarian-leaning Republican” and is fond of tweeting stuff like “Both parties mislead, misdirect, employ double standards, and lie,” had an interesting response at LibertyCon Friday night when asked by Reason Editor-in-Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward to describe his ideal third-party candidate.
“He wears Air Jordans,” Amash began. (He was wearing Air Jordans.)
Then, without mentioning 2016 vice presidential nominee and likely 2020 candidate Bill Weld by name, Amash warned against the party choosing an insufficiently libertarian Republican.
Amash, who declined Mangu-Ward’s offer to announce his candidacy on stage, spoke like someone who has nevertheless thought the question through.
Read the entire article at Reason.
Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Justin Amash Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Well, I hope Gary Johnson is threw with running for president. I would support a libertarian candidacy, but the candidate can’t be a pot-smoking dunce who doesn’t know world geography.
Well, that’s a great way to ensure that we elect a Democratic president in 2020. Way to go. NOT.
Yep. Just Never-Trumpers wanting to split the vote count. Any one of them who says they’re a Republican or a Conservative ought to get slapped in the mouth.
I would warn voters NOT to vote for anyone but President Trump unless they want the Dumbocraps to win.
I’m not interested in electing a “rockstar” to the presidency. Some believe we just had one in Obama and I’m not certain we have anyone out there smart enough and with enough drive to dig us out of the hole Obama dug us into, other than Trump.
Not sure why Liberty News is promoting someone who isn’t known by the average American voter. I’ve heard him give an opinion many times. Not sure whether it was at his insistence or the Media. Nothing outstanding, useful or insightful as far as I’m concerned. Certainly no worthwhile solutions – just “safe” commentary on other’s efforts.