Many Americans will find a lot to like in the refreshing approach of a really good man who indeed cares about the fortunes of all Americans.
Newsweek.com provides a candid look about what a proven conservative governor in a liberal state has to offer America. The Johnson approach is indeed a refreshing and invigorating approach for those of us who are now worn down by a criminal candidate and a theatrical candidate. (And I will take theatrical over criminal.)
With Donald Trump plummeting in the polls and Hillary Clinton registering high negatives, the Libertarian Party nominee has a rare opportunity to be the first person outside the two party system to participate in the presidential debates since Ross Perot did so in 1992—a potentially groundbreaking moment that could alter the presidential race.
One thing that Johnson takes into the game is a refreshingly self-effacing style. CNN’s Anderson Cooper noted that Johnson repeatedly used phrases like “I might be wrong” and was willing to acknowledge past error. For instance, when asked about Black Lives Matter, Johnson didn’t offer a cocksure answer, instead saying the police shootings that led to its eruption on the American political scene had been a rude awakening not just for the country but for him personally. “What it has done for me is, is that my head’s been in the sand on this,” he said. “That’s what it’s done for me. And that I think we’ve all had our head’s in the sand and let’s wake up. This discrimination does exist, it has existed and for me personally, you know, slap, slap, wake up.”
Johnson, who has Celiac disease and so keeps gluten-free, vowed that his “partner-fiancée” Kate Prusack, who he met during a bike race in Sante Fe, will keep up Michelle Obama’s garden. If all of this bipartisanship worries hard-core libertarians, they can take note that on Johnson and Prusack’s first date, he gave her a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.