Gary Johnson in Tempe: He Likes Weed, and He's Not "Beavis" or "Butt-Head"

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson stopped by Arizona State University's Tempe campus today as part of his national tour of colleges, and one of his opening acts described the general tone of Johnson and his audience pretty well:

He's the "third option to Beavis and Butt-head."

Johnson -- the former governor of New Mexico -- has not been ashamed to announce his endorsement of marijuana legalization, and said today that he thinks the momentum's going in favor of legalization.

He pointed to the Colorado ballot measure that would legalize marijuana without a doctor's say-so, and said it seems logical that the other 49 states would follow this path.

"Once it passes in Colorado, everyone in Phoenix is going to hop on a plane to Colorado to chill out for the weekend," he said.

He also did a good deal of reinforcing the "Beavis and Butt-head" idea, as he took shots at both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

As for Romney, Johnson didn't quite agree with Romney saying it was a "no-brainer" to build a fence at the border.

"You're talking about someone who doesn't have one molecule of brain, based on that statement," Johnson said.

As for Obama, Johnson went to the fact that candidate Obama seemingly said that he wouldn't have the feds going after people involved in state medical-marijuana programs, but under President Obama, there have been plenty of instances of that.

Johnson, who's the best-polling third-party candidate in the race, still doesn't seem too competitive with Obama and Romney in the polls, which makes him repeatedly answer the question of why people should vote for him if it's just a waste.

If everyone who thought like that indeed "wasted" their vote for Johnson -- instead of voting for one of two candidates they didn't really like -- Johnson said that he'd be the next President of the United States.

Gary Johnson in Tempe: He Likes Weed, and He's Not "Beavis" or "Butt-Head"
Photo by Matthew Hendley

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