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As the major-party choices for president seem to narrow to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Samantha Bee met with the only alternative left, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, on Monday’s “Full Frontal.”
Forty-four percent of registered voters in an ABC News-Washington Post poll said they wanted a third-party option. Well, there is one. The Libertarian Party has had a presidential candidate on the election ballot since 1972.
Its candidate this year, Gary Johnson, is on every state ballot and is polling at 10% of registered voters in a Fox News poll.
So, what does a candidate in the Libertarian Party stand for?
“A libertarian is fiscally conservative and socially liberal,” Johnson, who served two terms as the New Mexico governor in the 1990s as a Republican and also ran for president in 2012, told the “Full Frontal” host.
Johnson supports the legalization of marijuana, abortion rights, the free market, and generally keeping “the government out of the bedroom.” He’s also against the bailing out of the auto industry, guaranteed government student loans, American military intervention in other countries, and big government.
“Here’s the thing with libertarians: I support every other thing you say,” Bee said of her thoughts on the party’s positions on the issues.
She also told Johnson that he already had a big advantage over Trump and Clinton: “You’re not really disliked – you’re just not known. All you really have to do now is shut up and look pretty.”
Watch Bee get to know Johnson below: