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Gary Johnson runs most successful Libertarian campaign in party’s history Empty Gary Johnson runs most successful Libertarian campaign in party’s history

Post by  on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:58 pm

THIS Big Dog voted for him!

He may have received only about 1 percent of the
national vote, but Gary Johnson is already the most successful White
House candidate in the Libertarian Party's nearly 41-year history.
"Ours is a mission accomplished," Johnson told
"We put a true small-government, individual-freedom option on the
ballot in virtually every state and have assembled an organization that
will carry that message forward."

With final vote tallies still being calculated, Johnson's current
total of 1,139,562 puts him significantly ahead of any of his party's
nine other presidential candidates.

Interestingly, the only other Libertarian Party candidate to receive
more than 1 million votes was Georgia Public Service Commission
candidate John Monds, who received 1,076,726 votes, or 33.4 percent of the vote, during his 2008 campaign.

The most successful third-party candidate runs have historically been
done by independents, most famously by Ross Perot in 1992 (19,743,821
votes, 18.91 percent) and John Anderson in 1980 (5,719,850 votes, 6.61

1980 was also a good year for Libertarian candidate Ed Clark, whose
921,128 votes and 1.06 percent share of the total vote was the most
successful performance by a presidential candidate in his party until
Tuesday night.

Still, the Libertarians' first-ever presidential candidate, John G.
Hospers, is their most successful candidate by a different measurement.
Though he received only 3,674 total votes, he's still the only
Libertarian Party presidential candidate to win an Electoral College

candidates from the Libertarian Party, which was founded in December
1971, have typically garnered about 500,000 votes in their respective

Johnson said he's buoyed by the
results and plans to maintain his role as an advocate for limited
government policies. However, when asked, he was unwilling to say
whether his historic performance was enough to guarantee another run in

"It's too soon to be talking about 2016," he said.

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