Magazine September 26, 2016, Issue

The Libertarian Social Engineer

(Roman Genn)
Gary Johnson is a flawed candidate, but the Right should woo his supporters

The Libertarian party is having a big year. Its presidential ticket is composed of two former Republican governors with reasonably good records and a great deal more relevant executive experience between the two of them than the Democratic and Republican nominees combined. “For once,” the Libertarians joke, “we aren’t the crazy ones.”

In a three-way race against Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, broke the 10 percent mark in two August polls — far ahead of where he was last time around, far ahead of where Ralph Nader was in 2000 and

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