It's official. Gary Johnson has announced this morning — via the free market-endorsed individual civil liberty-approved medium of email — that he is renouncing his fidelity to the Republican Party that has done him wrong so many times.
From this day forward he shall no longer be Gov. Gary Johnson, ignored candidate of the Republican Party. He shall henceforth be known as Gov. Gary Johnson, candidate of the ignored Libertarian Party…
It was both a difficult decision — and an easy one. It was difficult because I have a lot of Republican history, and a lot of Republican supporters. But in the final analysis, as many, many commentators have said since watching how I governed in New Mexico, I am a Libertarian — that is, someone who is fiscally very conservative but holds freedom-based positions on many social issues…
I am excited. I am liberated. And I am committed to shaking the system as it has never been shaken before. Just the speculation that I might run as a Libertarian has garnered more national media attention than I ever received as a Republican candidate whose voice they didn't want to hear.
Very exciting news!
Except, probably, to actual members of the Libertarian Party.
And most other people.
Tags: Gary Johnson, Libertarian, Primaries, Republicans