Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson’s draws on his ringside seat as a presidential candidate to shed light on the coming collapse of the two party system—and why Libertarianism is swiftly becoming the center of American politics.
In his e-book original, Common Sense for the Common Good, the former governor of New Mexico outlined his principles of governing and traced the origins of his philosophical beliefs—offering and impassioned argument for Libertarianism, and the end of the crippled two-party system.
This book builds on that earlier work, offering an up-close look at the 2016 presidential campaign and its impact on America’s future. Johnson goes behind the scenes of his historic 2016 presidential candidacy, revealing how he reached out and connected with diverse Americans across the country—from massive rallies to the news shows—and negotiated having his name included on the ballot to give voters a real choice.
Johnson speaks candidly about navigating the highs and lows of the campaign trail, from his acceptance speech at the Libertarian convention and his town hall meeting on CNN to his infamous Aleppo gaffe on Morning Joe. While classic books such as The Making of the President, What It Takes, and Game Change have examined the battle for the White House, no candidate has ever before so candidly shared his own experiences—revealing what its like to reach out to citizens, challenge the status quo, work for votes, and accomplish true change.
A politician who isn’t afraid to be himself, a straight-shooter who the walks the walk and talks the talk, Johnson shares his unvarnished opinions on the the horse race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his strategy for siphoning voters from both sides—while transforming a third party once considered fringe into the mainstream, and making it the center of the American political process.