Libertarian presidential candidate speaks at Macalester

by Bryna Godar

Think your presidential choice is just between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Think again.

Gary Johnson, governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003, is running under the libertarian banner and will be speaking Friday at Macalester College. He totes the nickname "Governor Veto," having earned it from vetoing 750 bills that "didn’t meet his standards for thrift," according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Johnson describes himself as an avid skier, adventurer and bicyclist, and he has reached four of the highest peaks on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest.

On his most recent Reddit AMA, Johnson wrote:"I bring a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, and believe that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology."

Based on poll numbers, the Libertarian Party claims that Johnson could cost Romney a number of battleground states.

Johnson will be joined at the rally by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, according to MinnPost.

Check back later today for updates.