Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, was in the District Monday evening garnering support for his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election.
He and about 50 supporters met outside of Java House coffee shop on 17th and Q Streets to spread his message and obtain signatures to secure a place on the ballot.
His platform consists mainly of traditional libertarian positions:
1) Abolishment of the IRS and income tax (consumption tax would gain primacy); 2) Vast reduction of foreign entanglements, and
3) ending the decades-long war on drugs.
More information on his positions can be found at www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues. The campaign received a boost today when US News and World Report suggested that Johnson is getting closer to getting into the presidential debates. He needs to obtain 15% support in a nationally recognized poll for that to happen.
Isn't it great to live in a city like DC where these types of events unfold serendipitously outside of your regular coffeehouse!?