Candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination Gary Johnson was interviewed on the ABC Sunday news show “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on May 8.
“Donald Trump’s new status as the presumptive Republican nominee has some ‘Never Trump’ conservatives calling for a new third-party candidate, but Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson says they should consider him as their alternative instead.”
“‘I think it is a real opportunity,’ Johnson said… ‘I do think that Clinton and Trump are the two most polarizing figures in politics today.’”
“By appearing on the ballot opposite presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who both boast record-breaking unfavorability numbers, Johnson sees an opportunity to top his 2012 numbers. Key to his success would be the 43 percent of Americans who identify as political independents, according to a Gallup poll conducted last year.
“‘Where’s their representation?’ he asked. ‘I think it happens to be Libertarian.’”