With Donald Trump pretty much locking up the Republican nomination for the Presidency, interest has never been greater in who the Libertarian Party’s nominee will be. We won’t go into specifics about what Trump represents, we will just leave it that; many of us in the Libertarian Party have been predicting this moment for the GOP for a long time. If it wasn’t going to be Trump, it was going to be someone else just as counter-productive to the ideals of limited government and liberty.
Like it or not, Donald Trump is NOW the face of the Republican Party.
The Libertarian Party will nominate it’s presidential candidate at our National Convention, just right around the corner. This year, the convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 27th through May 30th. Click on http://libertarian.nationbuilder.com for more information about the Libertarian Party’s upcoming convention.
While there many worthy contenders to the nomination, there are three frontrunners capturing the attention of the majority of Libertarian Delegates. One Monday May 16th, there will be one final debate between these three candidates in Las Vegas hosted by Penn Jillette. Details here.
Gary Johnson is the former Republican Governor of New Mexico, and Founder and former CEO of construction firm Big J Enterprises. He wisely bolted from the GOP in 2012 and joined our ranks. He was the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Presidential Nominee. You can learn more about Gary and his campaign at this link https://garyjohnson2016.com
Austin Petersen is a Constitutional Libertarian who has previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee, Fox Business News, Tea Party think tank FreedomWorks, and has recently founded the magazine The Libertarian Republic. You can learn more about Austin at his campaign website http://austinpetersen2016.com
From John McAfee’s website “John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, yoga instructor, pioneer of the commercial anti-virus industry, and Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States”. Visit John’s website at http://www.bealibertarian.com
Petersen, Johnson, and McAfee have debated each other numerous times at various Libertarian Party state conventions. The most prominent debate was broadcasted on the Fox Business Channel and hosted by John Stossel.
For information about all candidates for the Libertarian nomination please visit https://www.lp.org/candidates/presidential-candidates-2016/