United States presidential election, 2016 / Gary Johnson should be elected

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Position: Gary Johnson should be elected

This position addresses the topic United States presidential election, 2016.

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Quotes-start.png One party has two moderate Republicans — veteran governors who successfully led Democratic states — atop its ticket. Libertarians Gary Johnson of New Mexico and running mate William Weld of Massachusetts are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments. They offer an agenda that appeals not only to the Tribune's principles but to those of the many Americans who say they are socially tolerant but fiscally responsible. Quotes-end.png
From A principled option for U.S. president: Endorsing Gary Johnson, Libertarian, by Chicago Tribune editorial board (Chicago Tribune, September 30, 2016) (view)

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Quotes-start.png Whatever her peccadillos, though, the challenges facing the country right now demand a president with Clinton’s priorities and grit. Mass shootings at schools, workplaces, and nightclubs have become common; what would be a national trauma in other countries slips from the headlines after a few days in the United States. Terrorists have easy access to advanced weaponry. Clinton, who won the Democratic nomination in part by pointing out her opponent’s coziness with the gun industry, supports reinstating the assault weapons ban. Quotes-end.png
From Hillary Clinton for president (Boston Globe), by The Boston Globe editorial board (The Boston Globe, October 8, 2016) (view)