Libertarian Veep Candidate Makes A Stop In St. Louis

Nov 4, 2012

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray rolled up to a Soulard bar and grill in a white minivan with a few hundred signatures from supporters on its exterior.

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray speaks with supporters in St. Louis on Nov. 4, 2012.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Before talking with a dozen or so supporters, he said if you want to fix the system, how about just getting rid of most of it.

“And by the way, we’re Libertarians, and we do believe in government, but government is the last resort, not the first resort,” Gray said.

He said there are dramatic differences between Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson and the two major party candidates.

“You talk about this National Defense Authorization Act, anyone could be labeled as a terrorist and held indefinitely just simply because the Executive Branch says so,” Gray said.  “That’s not what we stand for.  Romney supports it, Obama signed it, we say ‘no.’  Romney and Obama are so much the same we call them ‘Robomney’ for heaven’s sake, it’s just out of control.”

Gray said he and Johnson are crossing their fingers that maybe; just maybe, they can get to five percent of the vote and qualify for federal campaign funds in 2016.