Gary Johnson Hits 1 Million on Google+

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Late last week, former two-term governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson passed the one million mark on the social media platform Google+, passing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 853,378 followers. Since Friday, his following has grown another 11,554, making his total number of Google+ followers 1,011,554.

Impressed? So were we. Libertarian Gary Johnson has been climbing the social media ranks not only on Google+, but also on Twitter and Facebook. Running as a third party candidate, Gary Johnson doesn’t have the same kind of campaign cash on hand as Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, so he has been using social media to spread his message. Much like Buddy Roemer, his campaign strategy relies heavily on the sharing of information, a strategy made easy through the use of social networks.

He posts regularly on his Google+ and shares campaign videos, articles, events, and pictures. His posts are engaging, some receiving over 300 +1s (equivalent to Facebook’s like feature). In the spirit of this week’s theme of competition, we’d give Gary Johnson the gold for consistency, engagement, and content being shared on Google+.

See for yourself here.

Are you on Google+? What do you think of the social platform? Do you like it better than Facebook or Twitter?

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  1. Alex Gauthier I think they'll have a hard time replicating the results from prop 30
  2. Jane Susskind "California is the only state that does not have an official oil severance tax" -- even hearing the word "tax" makes Californians cringe, but in this instance I think it's telling that we are the only state without it...and something that should really be considered in the debate. How would this tax impact renewable energy in the state? Would it encourage industries to invest in alternative forms of energy?
  3. Michael Higham I'm not sure what impact it would have on renewable energy, but I imagine it would encourage investment in alt energy.
  4. Charlotte Dean thats an interesting point: assuming the tax passes, where will those funds be directed? I feel as though those revenues should be reserved for alt energy incentives, to build a healthy competing biofuel or electric vehicle industry. Justifying the tax as punishment for the oil industry's vice-like hold on the economy and the subsequent damage to the environment will help it become politically viable and attract alternative energy companies to the state.
  5. Charlotte Dean just reread about K-12 funding. A great idea and they sorely need the funds, but I still like the idea of taxing oil companies in order to encourage their competitors. It's been 50 years since experts predicted the skyrocketing rate of transit innovation would have people in driverless electric cars by the 80's, until the oil industry extended it's influence.
  6. Brian Iniguez There's a company making biofuel, should be widely available in 2014. Now, to make the cars that operate on it..
  7. Jeremy Landry Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Oil and gas are dying and the old hands aren't letting go and will drag us to the grave along with the resources themselves.
  8. Jane Susskind No, I'd argue that it's a good thing. CA is a leader in solar and wind and we should start investing more in these alt. energy sources, considering its mandated that 33% of all energy come from renewable sources of energy by 2020.
  9. Bob Conner There isn't a state in the US wherein nursing shortages are not at a critical level, but fortunately for Californians, it a law that requires hospitals to maintain a ratio of 1:5 (1 nurse to 5 patients) and can boast as being one of the safest places in the US (if not THE safest) if you find yourself in need of a hospital. In fact, CA maintains a standard of care most RN's would like to see in all states. I've seen those numbers exceed that ratio beyond belief, some of which even doubled that ratio to 1:10, endangering patients and nurses alike at some of the hospitals in which I worked. Many corporate-owned hospitals actively lobby against legislation and fight hard against nursing unions to keep their labor expenses as low as possible. Corporate health care is no longer about health care, in fact I'd say even patients are a necessary evil as publicly traded corporations concentrate on investor dividends in direct conflict with quality patient care through reducing expenses on new technology and labor. It's the nursing staff who provide the bulk of patient care in acute care, long-term care and mental health hospitals alike. However! I've personally never seen, nor heard of a shortage of doctors.
  10. Michael Higham Definitely is, many of my friends are turning to nursing as a career path but the education needed is incredibly intensive. Definitely not a "fallback" career path.
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Alex Gauthier
Alex Gauthier

I think they'll have a hard time replicating the results from prop 30

Jane Susskind
Jane Susskind

"California is the only state that does not have an official oil severance tax" -- even hearing the word "tax" makes Californians cringe, but in this instance I think it's telling that we are the only state without it...and something that should really be considered in the debate.

How would this tax impact renewable energy in the state? Would it encourage industries to invest in alternative forms of energy?

Bob Conner
Bob Conner

There isn't a state in the US wherein nursing shortages are not at a critical level, but fortunately for Californians, it a law that requires hospitals to maintain a ratio of 1:5 (1 nurse to 5 patients) and can boast as being one of the safest places in the US (if not THE safest) if you find yourself in need of a hospital. In fact, CA maintains a standard of care most RN's would like to see in all states.

I've seen those numbers exceed that ratio beyond belief, some of which even doubled that ratio to 1:10, endangering patients and nurses alike at some of the hospitals in which I worked.

Many corporate-owned hospitals actively lobby against legislation and fight hard against nursing unions to keep their labor expenses as low as possible. Corporate health care is no longer about health care, in fact I'd say even patients are a necessary evil as publicly traded corporations concentrate on investor dividends in direct conflict with quality patient care through reducing expenses on new technology and labor.

It's the nursing staff who provide the bulk of patient care in acute care, long-term care and mental health hospitals alike. However! I've personally never seen, nor heard of a shortage of doctors.

Shawn M. Griffiths
Shawn M. Griffiths

It seems like it is only common sense that if you are going to push a proposal that would make it easier to increase the number of doctors, you would have to include nurses because there should be so many nurses for every doctor you have.

Brian Iniguez
Brian Iniguez

There will always be a need for medicinal healers (sorry for dated terminology, just wanted to make it universal). People will always fall ill, so we need to make sure there is an ample supply of doctors AND nurses.

Alex Gauthier
Alex Gauthier

I've been hearing a lot about the nursing field. If the number of nursing majors i saw were any indication, the field is growing so quickly

ghodrat ebrahimpourrendi
ghodrat ebrahimpourrendi

کلی و خلاصه: عصر جمهوری خواهان سر آمده است و بهتر است خانه تکانی حزبی انجام دهند. اما در شرایط حساس کنونی بهتر است؛ نامزدها اجازه دهند که آقای اوباما ادامه دهد, تا تزلزل و دوگانه گی پدید نیاید. نکته آخر اینکه سال 2012 نقطه عطفی در تاریخ آمریکا و جهان محسوب می شود.کمترین اشتباه در انتخابات, شدیدترین ضربه ها را به اقتصاد وارد خواهد کرد.فقط باید اقتصادی فکر کرد و از سیاسی کاری پرهیز کرد. در عصر حاضر , اقتصاد راهکار ریاضی دارد .... نه راهکار سیاسی

با احترام و آرزوی موفقیت برای آقای اوباما.....یعنی مردم آمریکا

wildbill
wildbill

There is only one candidate who hasn't lied to us, vote Gary Johnson!

bradstein
bradstein

Here’s proof that people are waking up. Most clear thinking people endorse Gary Johnson’s policies of common sense and personal freedom. Let’s all be Libertarian this year.

georgewhitfield
georgewhitfield

Gary Johnson is now our clear choice for President to restore peace, prosperity and liberty to America.

Missi Sheer-West
Missi Sheer-West

Why doesn't anyone ever show Ron Pauls stats with the other still running canidates? Good or bad why no word for a true conservative constitutionalist.. Who is still running a debt free campaign. Ron Paul 2012!!!!!!

Michael Higham
Michael Higham

I'm not sure what impact it would have on renewable energy, but I imagine it would encourage investment in alt energy.

Michael Higham
Michael Higham

Definitely is, many of my friends are turning to nursing as a career path but the education needed is incredibly intensive. Definitely not a "fallback" career path.

Charlotte Dean
Charlotte Dean

a nurses training is so invaluable and is needed everywhere on earth. I'm trying to get a yoga teacher certificate so I have a global job, but nursing is even more internationally applicable...everywhere you go, people need and appreciate you. I have a close friend close to graduating nursing school and a cousin who has been a nurse practitioner for years. I really hope nurse-practitioners become more common as people use their medical knowledge to self-direct their care. A psychically rewarding and relatively comfortable occupation that is one of our best bets for growing middle class again

jesslynn
jesslynn

@ghodrat: For all you folks who would not otherwise go to Google Translate this translates as: "General and Summary era Republican party is over and it is better to do the cleaning. But the current situation is better to allow candidates Mr. Obama continues to avoid creating instability and a double life. Finally, the year 2012 is a milestone in the history of America and the world. Slightest mistake in the election, the economy will be worst hit. Merely economic thought and political work should be avoided. Today, mathematical approach is economics .... No political solution

Best regards and good luck to the people of America, Mr. Obama ....."

Well thank you for regard to our current president, I appreciate that respect. However, there are many issues that Americans, IN ADDITION to fiscal policy. Like the Patriot Act, foreign policy, social policy, and other items that we would prefer leadership, not dictatorship. Americans want freedom and always have. That is what inspires our country. But thanks for your two cents.

Andrew
Andrew

very impressive....unfortunately...most people think, "i liked him on Google+...thats good enough"....NO...if you like him, you agree with him and you want to see him in the whitehouse...go vote for him....social media is NOT ENOUGH to get him in the whitehouse.

Jeff Oldman
Jeff Oldman

Ron Paul will be bowing out of the race within 30 days. He will then endorse Gary Johnson.

Charlotte Dean
Charlotte Dean

thats an interesting point: assuming the tax passes, where will those funds be directed? I feel as though those revenues should be reserved for alt energy incentives, to build a healthy competing biofuel or electric vehicle industry. Justifying the tax as punishment for the oil industry's vice-like hold on the economy and the subsequent damage to the environment will help it become politically viable and attract alternative energy companies to the state.

Brian Iniguez
Brian Iniguez

There's a company making biofuel, should be widely available in 2014. Now, to make the cars that operate on it..

Jeremy Landry
Jeremy Landry

Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Oil and gas are dying and the old hands aren't letting go and will drag us to the grave along with the resources themselves.

jesslynn
jesslynn

Meant to read :"there are many issues that Americans care about"

Marla Moreau
Marla Moreau

I dunno if he'll endorse him due to other politics involving his son, but we can hope...

Charlotte Dean
Charlotte Dean

just reread about K-12 funding. A great idea and they sorely need the funds, but I still like the idea of taxing oil companies in order to encourage their competitors. It's been 50 years since experts predicted the skyrocketing rate of transit innovation would have people in driverless electric cars by the 80's, until the oil industry extended it's influence.

Jane Susskind
Jane Susskind

No, I'd argue that it's a good thing. CA is a leader in solar and wind and we should start investing more in these alt. energy sources, considering its mandated that 33% of all energy come from renewable sources of energy by 2020.

Jon D
Jon D

I will be voting for Governor Gary Johnson! As Governor he raised the speed limit to 75 on the highway and allowed people to buy beer on Sunday saying "this is a choice the people of New Mexico can make for themselves and don't need the govt telling them on what day they can buy beer." He understand the proper role of govt to protect you from force or fraud but to otherwise leave you alone unless your actions interfere with the rights of another. Johnson is by far the best steward of tax dollars. He came into office with a huge deficit and left 8 yrs later with a 1.5 billion dollar surplus. His staff once asked him how he wanted his name read on the state welcome signs. He said "Don't put my name on those signs! If we change them at all put welcome to New Mexico from the citizens of New Mexico so we dont have to spend money to change them in the future."Check out Two term(one more than Mitt) Governor Gary Johnson! Dont let the media pick your candidate! Johnson's socially liberal and fiscally conservative stances will be attractive to democrat and independent voters in the general election, I think he is the man to beat obummer.. Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay rights, Anti war Libertarian candidate who wants to balance the budget and legalize marijuana. Gary Johnson is who we need in the White House. The People's President!

Marla Moreau
Marla Moreau

Go Gary Go! Doing what I can to get your name out there for those who don't know. I believe you can win this with the right circumstances.