Friday, October 14, 2016

Johnson Supporters Rally in West End to ‘Let Gary Debate’

Johnson Supporters Rally in West End to ‘Let Gary Debate’

Dozens of people gathered in West End this afternoon to rally in favor of letting Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson participate in the third presidential debate next Wednesday.

Supporters waving signs and cutouts of Johnson’s head met outside of the Commission on Presidential Debates office at 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW to chant “Let Gary debate!”

Some attendees, like Dustan Bower, came in part to protest the system by which we choose our president.

“I think that the two old parties… basically are completely detached from the reality of most voters,” Bowser said. “They try to force them into one of these positions.”

For brothers Scott and Tyler Nielson, the rally was a way to show support for the candidate they thought would do the best job in office.

“I legitimately believe Gary Johnson is a better choice. He’s more qualified than either of the major party candidates,” Tyler said. “Gary Johnson and Bill Weld could do a better job of governing by consensus,” added his brother, Scott.