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MSNBC: U.S. ready for a populist president?

In Drug reform, Economy, Federal Reserve, Gary Johnson, Gary Johnson 2012, Inflation, Interviews, Our America, Peter Schiff on December 18, 2009 by Josiah Schmidt

Gary Johnson was interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting program today, where he discussed such issues as the economy, the Federal Reserve, drug law reform, his new Our America PAC and the 2012 presidential race.  The interview was mostly fair, but the host seemed to attempt to speak as fuzzily and obfuscatory as possible about the issue of bank regulations.  Of course, what the host doesn’t seem to recognize is that it was the ridiculous amounts of excess credit pumped into the financial system by the Federal Reserve, which Gov. Johnson mentioned earlier in the program, that was the cause for all the banks’ “gambling” the interviewer rightly lamented.  As the great Peter Schiff likes to say: “Sure, Wall Street got drunk, but it was the Fed who liquored them up!”

Watch the video here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34478572

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2 Responses to “MSNBC: U.S. ready for a populist president?”

  1. I felt the host kept trying to dominate the 1st half of the conversation. Gary looked choppy in his responses, I think, because the host kept jumping in on him. I fear that the mainstream media will try to marginalize Gary by emphasizing the Drug issue. The entire 2nd half of the conversation focused solely on that one issue. However, I did like the exchange between Gary and K.T.- it seemed fair and honest. That is what I want from an interview. I like Gary’s views, but if he is to run for the Presidency, he will have to sharpen his responses and not allow himself to be painted in the corner as the “Pot Candidate”.

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