Former Republicans Gary Johnson and Buddy Roemer appeared on CNN last week to talk about the broken political system and possible solutions. Did CNN listen to the flood of Gary Johnson supporters who relentlessly emailed and tweeted in an organized Blackout CNN protest back in July?
Interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon, they discussed ending the two-party monopoly, the media’s role in the election, and what can be done to fix the system. When asked “Do you feel like you are shut out of the process in any way?” both candidates agreed that the two-party system is broken.
Gary Johnson answered,
“Completely, if it were reported tomorrow that I were at 5% of the national vote, the overwhelming reaction to that would be who the hell is Gary Johnson and that would be a good thing. Just being on this show here Don, thank you, if it drives people to Gary Johnson 2012 dot com I feel good about the results that people will actually look up and take to heart.”
Buddy Roemer agreed, responding,
“It is broken. The largest party in American is the independents. The party growing the fastest in America today, and check the facts, is the independent party. We have 90 million Americans that won’t vote in November. This country is in trouble and most people feel like there are no choices.”
Watch the full interview below and let us know what you think. What will it take to break the monopoly?