The American Civil Liberties Union launched a new campaign this year — ACLU Liberty Watch 2012 — to be a watchdog on the U.S. Presidential candidates of all parties so that the Constitution is defended throughout the election campaign. They announced the results of their Liberty Watch Campaign Report Card on Dec. 30, 2011 – and the results were not what you might expect.
Most of the Republican Presidential candidates scored very badly – the worst being Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachman and Rick Santorum (no surprise there). Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman scored rather well – and surprisingly so did President Barack Obama. But the clear winner was Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico. Continue reading