Tuesday, October 13, 2020

In 2020, Libertarian candidates are grassroots activists, not former governors

VP candidate Cohen says that’s why Lincoln Chafee’s candidacy was short-lived

by Edward Fitzpatrick, Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, the Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, is no Lincoln Chafee.

And he is not another William Weld or Gary Johnson.

In other words, he is not another of the former Republican or Democratic governors who have run – or in Chafee’s case, tried to run – on the national Libertarian ticket in recent election cycles.

Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, and Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, headed the Libertarian ticket in 2016, and they received nearly 4.5 million votes, marking the Libertarians' most successful presidential run to date.

But this year, Cohen – a 38-year-old Libertarian activist, entrepreneur, and podcaster from South Carolina – is running on the Libertarian ticket headed by Jo Jorgensen, a Libertarian activist and Clemson University psychology lecturer...

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