(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson told supporters he will seek the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, a campaign source confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
Johnson has been running for president on the Republican ticket since April but has struggled to break above the low single digits in poll numbers.
Joe Hunter, Johnson’s communication director, confirmed that Johnson is planning a major campaign announcement in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 28th. A conference call will take place Tuesday night with campaign staff regarding the plans.
Word of Johnson’s decision was first reported by POLITICO.
Another candidate who can't seem to leap past the troop of babbeling nut cases in the lead in the Republican Party. So now this guy is wanting to run as a Libertarian. Why not? He might pull off a few Republican voters who can't stand the stench of the the current frontrunners.
Whatever happened to that guy that played the guitar and quoted Rock lyrics...Thad something or another. Let's elect him!
Well,well, the rat's are jumping ship!
Glad to hear it. He's too sensible to be a Republican.
Good, more people should run, there should be many parties because there are many kinds of people. Everyone doesnt fall into the republican/democrate circle of doom. Some say a vote for other is a vote wasted, or a vote that helps someone bad win, etc etc. Those that say that are anti-democracy, anti-freedom, those are the ones that hate liberty. Sure, there is a weakness in the democratic system, for starters, YOU DONT ELECT THE PRESIDENT WITH A VOTE, the electoral college does (special secret group of people) We should be able to elect prsidents directly and when there are multiple candidates there should always be a run off election of the top 2 so that only the person that gets more than 50% of the vote wins. (ie a group of candidates just like one can sap votes, thats why we shoud always have a run off with the top 2)
-Im going to vote for Ron Paul anyways, hes not the traditional republican, thats why the news corporations and others ignore him, etc, Ron Paul is a constitutionalist, he is for the people first, he is consistantly for freedom, liberty and the rule of law. We would be more free with him as president, everyone would, thats what freedom is about, not just mine, but yours also.
I don't care if he has a chance, I'd seriously consider him just to shart on the current two party system.
I got your Johnson, right here!
GOOD. Time for Third Party candidates.
Talk abouta public display of flip-flopping.
my only problem with this is that its going to take crucial votes away from Ron Paul.. Dang.
Just another indicator that politicians are delusional – he's going from his current status as a "low single digits" (and the plural is generous) to becoming the Libertarian Candidate, where he'll draw even less. Brilliant. Enjoy the waste of money.
If you like the way government is being run keep voting for the same two parties. Will people finally realize that voting in a third party like the Libertarians would solve the problems in Washington...
good work CNN and the others who excluded him from the debates. you'll get your wish of a 3rd party leeching conservative voters who can't stand the Republican front runner/eventual nominee and Obama will win re-election.
hmm he got good ideas it sad he wasn't inculded in all but one debate he will have a hard time on that ticket it doutdful he will have a chance now
Hurray! I never heard of this guy before. But I support him in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and any other need to win state for Obama!
Mississippi and New Mexico had the highest poverty rates, with more than one out of every five people in each state living in poverty. ...
Great job Governor !
LOL! This is getting funnier by the second.
Oh, the suspense!
I'm impressed that CNN reported this, he will never get any attention or funding, or even be invited to any of the debates, very sad. I don't know anything about him but I hope he does well considering that most media won't give him the time of day simply because he is a third party candidate.
If at first you don't succeed, fail, fail, again.
Who? Is this the Levi Johnson from Palinland?
This country doesn't need 3 parties. It needs about 4 or 5.
Oh boy, another Republican with no shot.
Could the right get any more fractured?