Libertarian Presidential Candidate Austin Petersen has been making a lot of noise lately because Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson would not attend an event hosted by FOX Business Anchor John Stossel. The event, which was going to be a televised debate between three of the main contenders seeking the nomination for President within the Libertarian Party (Johnson, John McAfee, and Petersen), was going to be held during the International Students For Liberty conference in Washington D.C. February 26-28, 2016.
Gary Johnson had already made a commitment to attend the Mississippi/Alabama joint state convention on February 27th for their own debate. There was no way that he could attend both debates on the same day (Stossel was only offering his debate on the 27th and Petersen has not been invited to the ISFLC on any day other than the 27th). Being a man of his word, Gary refused to back out of his previous commitment. Instead, Gary will speak at the International Students For Liberty Conference on February 28th as their keynote speaker.
Gary Johnson For President 2016 Campaign Event Director Tom Mahon, responded to Austin Petersen’s ridiculous demands this way:
ROFL…the latest from Austin “I Just Can’t Stop Myself From Lying, Even After Being Busted in Biloxi” Petersen,
“After an invitation from Fox Business host John Stossel to appear on the network during this year’s Students for Liberty conference, Gary Johnson refused to accept the invitation to debate alongside fellow candidate John McAfee and myself.”
Incorrect babycakes, Gary refused to bail out of a debate alongside yourself and Mr. McAfee that was already scheduled in Biloxi, Ms. He is more than willing to debate you in this previously scheduled event.
“Johnson told our campaigns that his refusal was due to a prior engagement.”
HOLY SHIT!!! An accurate sentence…..Painful bro?
“However, when both of our campaigns offered to work together with Johnson in order to make both events possible for all campaigns, he refused to play ball with us and with McAfee.”
Sooooo……what’s stopping you and McAfee from “working together” and making both events possible for YOUR campaigns? Why does Gary need to attend?
Have you ever heard of the psychological affliction known as Co-Dependency?
Are you co-dependent Austin?
Does widdle Austin need someone to hold his widdle hand?
“We had a chance to bring national attention to the ideas of liberty, the Libertarian Party and it’s candidates, and Gary ruined that opportunity for all of us.”
Awwwwwww, poor widdle baby!!!
Big bad Gary wouldn’t break his commitment with MS/AL and now poor widdle Austin can’t play in Stossel’s sand box!! What are we gonna do with poor widdle Austin!!!!
Again NOTHING is stopping you from “bringing national attention to the ideas of liberty” on Stossel….
GO FOR IT BIG FELLA!!! Here’s your chance at Libertarian STARDOM!!! Take McAfee and go to Stossel’s show!!! DO IT!!!
(But something tells me you’d prefer a spanking, right Austin? Would that salve your hurt?)
“Gary, do you even liberty, bro?”
Austin, do you even think, sis?
In the end, both John McAfee and Austin Petersen agreed to skip the Stossel event and attend the Debate in Biloxi, Mississippi. It looks like Petersen’s plan has backfired.
It would be great if the Petersen campaign would stick to the facts. It would be great if the Petersen campaign would stop attacking other candidates and concentrate on why Austin Petersen would make a good Libertarian candidate for President. Both of those things are just impossible to do.
Consider our endorsement of Gary Johnson here.