We recently had the opportunity to sit down with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a socially liberal libertarian who is running for President as a third-party candidate.
Johnson, who struggled to gain traction with the Republican Party nationally, is now the frontrunner for the Libertarian Party nomination. If he wins the Libertarian nod, his next goal is to poll high enough to get onstage with President Obama during the debates this fall. Although he has flown largely under the radar, Johnson remains the best bet for a viable third-party candidacy this fall.
He talked to us about his political identity crisis and his distaste for the GOP’s culture war rhetoric, and told us what it felt like to be passed over for the Republican primary debates last year. An avid outdoorsman, Johnson also explained why running for President is a lot harder than climbing Mt. Everest.
Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Robert Libetti and Dan Goodman
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