The Libertarian Party’s Presidential nominee in 2012, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, will be here in Newport Beach for two events this month. The first is at 6:00 pm on Friday evening, September 26,2014, for a dinner at the Harborside Restaurant in the Balboa Pavilion, which is located at 400 Main Street on the Peninsula. The second event will be the next morning, where a boat has been charted from Davey’s Locker for a whalewatching trip. The boat will leave at 10:00 on the morning of Saturday, September 27, 2014, and the trip will take about two hours.
Both of these events will be modest fundraisers for “Our America Initiative,” which is helping to fund the lawsuit filed by Governor Johnson and Judge Jim Gray, along with the Libertarian and Green Parties, to force the Commission on Presidential Debates to allow any political party that is on the ballots in enough states technically to win the election for president to be a part of the televised three presidential and one vice presidential debates. As you know, and regardless of your political beliefs, this would be a gamechanger for our political system that would allow all voters to hear more about the important issues of our day, instead of only what the candidates from the larger two parties want us to hear. Continue reading