Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Gary Johnson in Cincinnati: ‘There is another choice’

Gary Johnson in Cincinnati: ‘There is another choice’

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for president of the United States, held a rally Saturday evening in Cincinnati.

Johnson, who served two terms as governor of New Mexico, reiterated that there is a third choice for the presidency. Despite his countless differences with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Republicans’ choice, Donald Trump, there is one thing he agrees with them on.

“I agree 100 percent with Donald Trump’s No. 1 issue in this campaign, and I agree with Hillary Clinton 100 percent on her No. 1 issue this campaign. Don’t vote for Clinton, and don’t vote for Trump … They’re horrible.”

Johnson said that voting for a third-party candidate was not a throwaway choice, saying that the country cannot afford a Clinton or Trump presidency.

“It doesn’t take a crystal ball to realize that if Hillary Clinton is elected, she is going to be under federal investigation, something unprecedented,” Johnson said. “The next four years is going to be filled with impeachment smoke.”

“On the other side, you’ve got Donald Trump, who I thought was toast.”


Johnson pushed his vision of a sharing economy, suggesting businesses like Uber and Airbnb are the way of the future for the country.

“I really believe that the model of the future is the sharing economy,” he said. “It’s eliminating the middle man. It’s allowing for you and I as the director of goods and services to directly give those goods and services to the end user, who will end up paying less because of no middle man.”