Could Gary Johnson Make A Difference?
The former governor of New Mexico, now the Libertarian candidate for president, is tapping into some of Ron Paul’s supporters, and Republicans worry he could make a difference in a tight race.
Now campaigning as the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, Mr. Johnson is still only a blip in the polls. But he is on the ballot in every state except Michigan and Oklahoma, enjoys the support of a few small “super PACs” and is trying to tap into the same grass-roots enthusiasm that helped build Representative Ron Paul a big following. And with polls showing the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney to be tight, Mr. Johnson’s once-fellow Republicans are no longer laughing.