Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Tour Continues
The former governor of New Mexico, tipped by many libertarians as a national figure who could become the “next Ron Paul,” is following up his attention-getting speech for the Marijuana Policy Project with a meet-and-greet at the D.C. offices of Reason magazine. (Disclosure: I am a contributing editor of Reason.)
The invitation for the RSVP-only event, below the fold:
Reason magazine invites you to join us for appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to meet with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and honorary chairman of the Our America Initiative. On Tuesday, February 9th, Gov. Johnson will make short remarks at 6:30 p.m. and will be available to chat throughout the evening. Johnson, who vetoed 750 bills and never raised taxes in eight years as governor, is outspoken on issues ranging from the deficit to the war on drugs to Afghanistan and Iraq. He is frequently mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012. Who: Gary Johnson, Honorary Chairman of the Our America Initiative, and Reason magazine staff including Reason.com Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie What: Drinks, Appetizers When: Tuesday, February 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Reason’s DC Office
It’s the sort of thing Johnson used to do without a lot of buzz; now, with the spotlight on him, it seems like an opportunity for D.C. libertarians to take a measure of him. Previous politicians who’ve stumped at the Reason offices include Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), former Rep. Bob Barr (the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee), former Sen. Mike Gravel, and California senatorial candidate Tom Campbell.