In a story at Time.com authored by Time Magazine editor-at-large and senior political analyst Mark Halperin, he discusses how Gary Johnson was initially excluded from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — which is taking place from Thursday to Saturday — but was included in the agenda as of yesterday.
“Governor Johnson will also be the keynote speaker at the Republican Liberty Caucus on Saturday, February 12th. His name will be included on the straw poll at both events.”
He adds that Johnson’s “stance on marijuana legalization, gay rights, ending war in Afghanistan and immigration make him unique among conservatives.”
(Picture at right: Governor Johnson is posing with Jon Tucker, Nebraska RLC Vice Chairman.)
Halperin says that Republican Liberty Caucus, Citizens Opposing Prohibition, Americans for Tax Reform, Log Cabin Republicans, Students for Liberty, Free and Equal Election Foundation and Young Americans for Liberty are all supporting Johnson’s bid to partake in CPAC events.
The RLC is co-sponsoring a Young Americans for Liberty gathering with Governor Johnson on Thursday night from 10pm to 1am and will also host the former Governor as a co-keynote speaker with financial analyst Peter Schiff at our banquet dinner on Saturday, February 12.