Gary Johnson—’I Always Thought Telling the Truth Would Rule the Day. And It Doesn’t’: New at Reason

The 2016 Libertarian presidential candidate on “Aleppo,” Donald Trump’s unexpected good points, and how Hillary Clinton’s trolls were worse than Russian ones.

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“I always thought that honesty would rule the day. I always thought integrity would rule the day. I always thought that telling the truth would rule the day. And it doesn’t,” says Gary Johnson, the 2016 Libertarian presidential candidate and a former two-term governor of New Mexico, in an exclusive new interview with Reason.

Visiting Washington, D.C., in late February to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Johnson talks candidly with Nick Gillespie about his presidential run, which mixed memorable gaffes (“Aleppo“) with historic triumphs (he pulled 3.27 percent of the final vote, more than tripling the best of any previous LP candidate). “I’m done with elected political office,” he avers, even as


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