Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gary Johnson Is In: Comes Out Swinging, Quoting The Who

As expected, former Gov. Gary Johnson became the latest New Mexico to run for President of these United States.

Johnson, a Republican, made his announcement in front of the state Capitol in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire. New Hampshire is the home of the nation's first presidential primary.

According to the Associated Press, "... his staff had to hold onto a large sign positioned behind him to keep it from blowing away in a strong wind. He'll likely face worse weather Saturday when he skis Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire's Mount Washington, known for its deep snow and high wind."

In a written statement, he said, "I look at the rest of the field running for president, and that song by The Who comes to mind. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. You know the one. We ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’ What’s the definition of insanity? It is to keep doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome."

(Tip for Johnson: Before you go using that song in a campaign ad, talk to Charlie Crist!)

The big question now is whether Ron Paul, who Johnson backed in 2012, will get in the race. If so, that would put Johnson as the number two choice of the Ron Paul wing of the GOP.

One media critic observation: Some national organizations such as CNN are still reporting that Johnson favors "gay marriage." He doesn't. He supports civil unions for same-sex couples but not marriage.

Johnson has launched a new website. He's got a couple of videos there, both of which were posted on Youtube in October.