LAS VEGAS — Gary Johnson’s booth at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas is, by far, the least impressive. After not having anything in the booth all morning, his presence — after paying for a booth — was to have a young volunteer stand behind a table with four campaign buttons on it. I’ve seen more imaginative presentations at lemonade stands run by 7-year-olds.
The former governor is famous for vetoing hundreds of bills that crossed his desk. And he apparently vetoed having a half-way competent presence at the biggest libertarian convention of the year. Johnson has been right to complain that a two-term governor deserves more media attention. But he’s not even making an effort to reach out here to his biggest natural constituency.
UPDATE, JULY 15:
Johnson’s booth looking a lot better today.
The campaign tells me that they got the start date of Freedom Fest wrong. So I apologize for being so harsh before. Glad to see them here. As I’ve noted in the comments, Heartland is a big fan of him personally, and especially many of his policies. If you are at Freedom Fest, be sure to stop by their booth!