Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Westporter Melissa Joan Hart has joined Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign as the Connecticut chairperson, People Magazine reported today.
“I want to break away from this two-party system, and I think it’s important for people to know that there’s another candidate out there who really toes the line between Democrat and Republican,” said the actress, who is a registered Republican.
“I mean he’s Libertarian. But socially he’s liberal, but fiscally conservative.”
Johnson, 63, is the former governor of New Mexico – a position he held from 1995 to 2003. He previously ran for president in 2012.
“Governors, I love, because they already ran their state as like a little president,” Hart, 40, told the magazine. “So he gets the way, you know, things run. The politics of it all.”
She added, “He was on a border state, so if you want to talk about immigration, he’s the guy.”
Hart saaid she disagrees with the notion that a third-party candidate cannot win the election, dispelling arguments that a vote for Johnson is a wasted vote.
Hart and husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, 39, have been Westport residents since 2009.
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I rarely comment about politics—or any public issue, for that matter. But I just watched another Gary Johnson meltdown on CNN. A couple weeks ago he was a deer in headlights when a reporter asked what Johnson would do about the human crisis in Aleppo. Johnson did not know who, what or where Aleppo is. Not terribly inspiring. Today, Chirs Matthews asked Johnson which foreign leader Johnson most admires/respects. Johnson stammered, Matthews gave him extra time by saying, “any leader, anywhere in the world.” Johnson couldn’t name one… not a single foreign leader. That is utterly pathetic. We have a challenging enough election, given that the two least popular candidates in recorded history are running against each other. Still, that is our choice. But this guy is not even an asterisk. He needs to go away and stop chasing his egocentric dream. Maybe he could spend the freed-up time taking a continuing ed course in world affairs.