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Johnson Says He Will "Crush Mitt Romney", Advocates SS Cards for Guest Workers

By Javier Manjarres

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was in Florida this week meeting with supporters in an attempt to build support for his third-party bid for the Presidency. The former Republican Governor of New Mexico became a Libertarian in order to run for President after he couldn’t garner enough support as a Republican presidential nominee.

We sat down with Johnson a few days ago and asked why he decided to continue his run for the White House. Johnson answered that he was running because he felt he could “crush Mitt Romney when it comes to civil liberties.”

When we asked him about illegal immigration, Johnson offered the following-

 Let’s make it as easy as possible, for somebody who wants to come into this country and work, to get a work visa-not a green card, not citizenship, but a work visa. And a work visa should entail a background check and a Social Security card so that applicable taxes would get paid.- Governor Gary Johnson

Johnson, who believes that he will take votes away from both Romney and Obama, is banking on the Ron Paul supporters to come out in droves for his campaign, but let’s be realistic- he’s got longer than long odds at prevailing on election night.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Whats_Up

    Too bad we don’t have a Presidential Ticket like Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell – TRUE Constitutionalists that could DO the right things, like:

    Push through Impeachment proceedings for SCOTUS.
    Cancel all Exec Orders written by Barack Hussein Obama.
    Give all 50 States waivers as regards ObamaCare and push to fully repeal.
    Cancel JFK’s Exec Order allowing for Fed Gov’t employees to “unionize”.
    Abolish the Departments of Education, Labor, Homeland Security and the EPA.
    Gut and Cut all other departments and agencies by 50%.
    Appoint an Independent Council to investigate all members of Congress and their staffers.
    Push through the audit of the Federal Reserve.

  • Gloria Daub

    NO. Remember the last time? The third party took away enough votes from the opponent, that the imcumbent won !!!!!

  • George Blumel

    Many of us conservatives and libertarians would agree more with Johnson on most issues than with Romney. But most of us also realize that we don’t have the choice of voting for Johnson when he has zero chance of implementing any our issues. So, reason compels us to give Romney all the support we possibly can. Any support for any other candidate other than Romney helps Obama. One would have to be an ignorant fanatic to go with a fantasy in the face of stark reality. We can survive a Romney administration but another four years of the would-dictator Obama is the end of the Republic. Think: more Executive Orders; Supreme Court appointments; Cap and Tax; unlimited debt; All-powerful State; –need I go on? Johnson should look in the mirror and decide between his ego (and maybe revenge for being ignored in the Repub primary) and patriotism, the future of freedom in the USA.

  • goldbug36

    I will never again vote for the “lesser of two evils.” I will NOT vote for Romney, since he (like Obama) is a globalist elite and a war monger. I will not vote for Gary Johnson, because abortion is a non-starter for me. I will vote for Ron Paul by writing in his name on the ballot .. if he does not win the nomination. Contrary to MSM propaganda, Ron Paul is NOT out of the race. If the GOP follows its own rules (Rule #38), Dr. Paul will win the nomination.

    • G Speed

      When has the GOP ever followed any of it’s rules when the pretender is in jeopardy? Put a bag over the head of Rep or Dem party politics and they look the same as soviet style party politics. “If it walks like a duck —“.

  • Dan

    I hate to be disagreeable… But I don’t buy it. The expectations of Gary Johnson and the Libertarians are that RP supporters will go his way. Some of us who are Ron Paul Supporters are Republicans and we support Ron Paul (period). He has NOT endorsed Gary Johnson and I don’t think it is likely. I think I will just continue supporting Dr. Paul and in that instant remain a Republican and stay with Rand Paul. We will fight to ensure Ron is the nominee, but if it doesn’t happen we will continue to support the Nominee if it advances the cause of Freedom & Liberty. If they expect to continue chipping away at our Liberties, advance illegal aliens, carbon tax, mandatory Romney care… etc…then they may not get our support.

  • Fran Schoenberger

    That’s right Gary, split the ticket and assure Obama’s re-election. Thanks for nothing pal.

  • GrumpyOldMan

    Yep, we should keep doing the same thing over and over (only Republican or Democrat) and expect a different result! Didn’t someone say that was the definition of stupidity? As another has posted elsewhere, we can have obozo and go over the cliff at 100 mph, or we can have Romney and go over the cliff at 85 mph. Personally, I’d rather risk my vote for the Libertarian party for a change, and maybe get change. I fell into the “Only McCain or Obama” crowd last time around. I voted McCain. Who won? Maybe if some people would vote their principles and their minds instead of their fear we could get a White House that didn’t put its own self interest above those of the people. No guarantee, but better chance than with the two clowns the two parties have given us.