Former Republican New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson didn’t win the presidential election, but he did generate more than 1.2 million votes last week. This is the second highest of all-time right behind the year 2000 when the party garnered 1.6 million votes.
Despite the party reaching more than one percent of the vote and the million-vote mark, Johnson is still disappointed with his showing. He admitted in an interview with John Stossel on the Fox Business Network that he thought he would’ve gotten a lot more.
Johnson explained that voters were told that it’s a two-man race, their vote counted and each vote made a difference. However, the former governor said that you make your vote count by supporting the person you most believe in.
When he provided his analysis on the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s loss, Johnson blamed his lack of conservatism when it came to fiscal issues and the GOP’s social agenda because it “turns off most Americans.”
Although it was reported throughout the presidential campaign that Johnson was gearing up for 2016, he confirmed on the program that he has no plans for the 2016 presidential race, but he will stay engaged through social media.
The Libertarian Party nominee didn’t bid his farewell on a positive note. Johnson concluded that if the U.S. didn’t get its fiscal house in order then the country will go through a “monetary collapse sooner than later.”
The candidate who is more liberal than President Barack Obama on social issues and more conservative than Romney on fiscal matters predicts further unsustainable spending, a budget collapse and a heightened police state.
The entire video can be seen below.
In other news, it seems the Republican Party will be saved by the likes of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who is hinting at a White House run in 2016. This will surely bring back the ideas of liberty, freedom, the constitution and free markets to the GOP (sarcasm).