Thursday, May 24, 2012

Johnson: It’s Time to Reach Another Summit

Friends and Supporters,

Gary Johnson knows about challenges.

9 years ago this week, Governor Johnson was working his way  up to the highest point on the planet: The summit of Mt. Everest.  He reached that summit on May 30, 2003, -- despite having broken his leg a few weeks earlier and suffering some pretty serious frostbite. 

Now, in 2012, Gov. Johnson is on another, even greater, climb.  A climb to  restore Liberty as the bedrock governing principle of this great nation.  And he would be the first to tell you that this year’s climb is far, far more important than the one he made 9 years ago.

He would also be the first to tell you that this climb isn’t his to do alone.  He has a great many supporters, like you, who have put the summit in sight with your crucial financial support.  Just yesterday, Public Policy Polling released a survey showing Governor Johnson at 9% in the key state of Arizona. 

That number, along with those from other states, is getting the serious attention of the status quo, two-party  political establishment.  They know that a successful two-term governor  -- who actually and effectively applied the notions of smaller government and greater freedom to governing – is a legitimate threat to their comfortable big government, special-interest-driven system.

Of course, the elite media hasn’t quite figured it out yet.  But they don’t know Gary Johnson.  They would probably doubt that a college kid could start a one-person handyman business and turn it into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico.  They dismissed the absurd idea that a first-time candidate  with no name recognition could be elected Governor – and reelected – in an overwhelmingly Democrat state.  And they probably would have doubted that he would make it to the top of Mt. Everest.  They didn’t get it then, and they don’t get it now.

But we get it.  We know there are millions of Americans who see that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will only offer more of the same big government, less liberty and interventionist policies that are driving us off a cliff. And we know those Americans will find the choice they want in Governor Gary Johnson, provided they get to know him the way we know him.

That requires your help.  Just as Gov. Johnson set a goal nine years ago to reach 29,035 feet  -- the height of Mt. Everest, we have set a goal to raise $29,035 between now and May 30, 2012.  Just as the Governor made it to the top of the planet, we can achieve this goal also, but only with your help.  Go to , make a contribution – and help make sure we don’t come up short.

This is a climb we will all have to make together.  We wouldn’t have gotten this far without the financial support of you and many others like you.  And we won’t make it to the summit without your continued support.  $29,035. That’s the number, and your contribution at today will help us get to the top.

And getting to the top in 2012 is far more critical than it was for Governor Johnson nine years ago.  This isn’t a mountain; it is the future of our great nation.  The Governor knows he can’t make this climb without you, and he deeply appreciates every contribution, large or small.  Liberty is at stake, and securing it for ourselves and our children is a goal we must achieve.

Thank you, and we look forward to your contribution between now and May 30. We can do this!

Ron Nielson
Senior Advisor
Gary Johnson 2012

P.S. Every day, more and more people are asking for signs, bumper stickers and campaign literature to share with their friends and neighbors.  All of those cost money.   $29,035 will put a lot of signs in a lot of yards and windows!  Go to now and make sure we can fill all those “orders”.

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