Pre-Debate Interview – Was the Johnson/Weld Campaign A Success?

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Next up! – Cody Godley and Chris Oglesby. They will be debating the topic: Was the Johnson/Weld Campaign A Success? In preparation for this debate, which will be published soon via our RSS feed (available on all podcast platforms,) we’ve posted a few questions to the participants. Here is what they had to say:

Chris Oglesby

Arguing that the Johnson/Weld Campaign A Success?

What is your political affiliation?
Voluntaryist/pragmatic anarchist

What is a brief summary of your political history?
Most of my life I would have called myself a constitutional conservative. When I entered my adult years I started questioning my own beliefs more. In 2016, I read The machinery of freedom by David Friedman, and it served to open my mind to the many possible ways that human beings can serve one another if the state would stay out of the way. Since then, I have kept reading and formulating my philosophy around the writings of F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ludwig Von Mises.

What led you to take the position that you’re taking in this debate?
I understand that there are many people who came to the libertarian party because Gary Johnson was on the ticket in 2016. I wanted to do my best to represent this viewpoint (that is not necessarily my own) as both a personal challenge to myself, and to represent those people.

What arguments do you assume the other participant in this debate will make?
I assumed he would go after Gary’s media gaffes and his overall public persona.

What is your favorite menu item from taco bell?
QUESARITO

Cody Godley

Arguing that the Johnson/Weld Campaign was Bad for the LP

What is your political affiliation?
I consider myself to be a right leaning libertarian.

What is a brief summary of your political history?
I was a leftist in highschool and even considered myself a socialist at times. After buying into Barack Obama’s “change” campaign, I quickly realized things were the same and looked for answers elsewhere. I began tracking Ron Paul and followed his election run from the years before and it’s been a passion ever since.

What led you to take the position that you’re taking in this debate?
Shocking disappointment in what I expected to be a historic moment in American politics.

What arguments do you assume the other participant in this debate will make?
That ballot access and increased voting were a win, I regard these as positives that were inevitable due to the tickets pushed by the major parties. We fell into those benefits. We did not earn them.

What is your favorite menu item from taco bell?
Chicken Cheesy Gordita Crunch add Pico

 

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