Ever heard the expression that dog won’t hunt? Well when it comes to Andrew Hunt the libertarian candidate for governor, it is one you better not use because this guy is on the hunt for Nathan Deal who happens to be ranked the worst and most corrupt governor in the entire country. If he is able to fight the huge political machines and out of state money by his republican and democratic foes, Georgia voters might like what they hear. It is also imperative that he is given a spot on the podium for any debates.
He is a Georgia born candidate with a PhD. from Georgia Tech in Materials Science and engineering. He is also a founder and the former CEO of a leading nano technology company. If that grabbed your attention as it should, then here is his bio page. About Andrew
As an underdog Mr. Hunt is far more responsive to direct questions from voters. On his Facebook page facebook.com/huntforgovernor I asked if he was interested in an interview. Within ten minutes he had messaged me personally. Now that is what I call a responsive politician. You can also learn more about his stand on the issues on his main campaign website. Hunt for Governor . I will not rehash what is already easily available on his website. His goals are to make Georgia a top 20 state in education, bring back ethics and accountability to politicians, and work to reduce unemployment while increasing the number of better paying jobs to name but a few of his issues. He also wants to end the Deal era of corruption and cronyism which gives massive tax breaks to a select few big corporations that in turn reward him with meaningless titles like Georgia being #1 in business. He calls his jobs plan The Job Powerhouse Program.
This article is not meant as an endorsement, at least not yet. I like what I have read so far, but I want to do my due diligence as all voters should. The one thing I am certain of is Georgia cannot take four more years of Shady Deal.
As The Economist pointed out, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is famous for getting into big trouble and then using his power and influence as an elected official to find an easy way out. He has been a huge embarrassment to our state and a complete failure as governor. I am betting disgraced governor McDonnell is wondering when all the ethics charges surrounding Deal will take the media spotlight off of him. I am betting soon as the FBI gets further along in their investigation of Deal.
If you decide you want to support Andrew Hunt, you can buy yard signs for only $4.50 from Amazon with free shipping as an add-on item.
If you prefer to donate directly, you can also do so at their main website Contributions Page. The one thing you owe yourself is to hear him out and don’t simply use the old tired line that it is a vote wasted. Always vote for the person you believe in and never against another candidate or nothing will ever change.
The Power of Reddit
If you are asking yourself, what is Reddit you are not alone. For the news and social media junkies that use Reddit, it can become an addiction. For everyone else, they might not know it even exists or just have heard the name. It is a very complicated website to try and explain so I won’t even try. Suffice it to say that people vote on links, news stories, and even simple texts posts up or down. For certain articles that receive hundreds or thousands of up votes, they can go viral quickly and then get picked up on Facebook and twitter. Think of it as Facebook for news junkies without as many recipes, photos of kids or pets, or birthday wishes, and a lot of people that vote on everything submitted to see if it worthy of a wider audience and are quick to attack idiotic posts like a pack of hyenas. They don’t suffer fools on Reddit for very long.
I am not a Reddit addict, but I do stop by there on occasion to see stories I would not ever see on local or even national media sites. Please join my subreddit http://www.reddit.com/r/gwmac/ (sorry for the shameless plug 😉 ) I happened to come across this one thread by Andrew Hunt on Reddit and it really got my attention.
The quantity and variety of questions posted there is pretty amazing. They cover a wide variety of issues with the candidness that is extremely rare from a politician. I also love the fact that he doesn’t shy away from the tough questions either.
Below I will pick and choose just a few questions and answers from the Reddit thread. Some of the questions are extremely long (as in several paragraphs) and the answers also have much more detail. For the full conversation please visit and read them on Reddit directly. This is simply meant to give you a small appetizer and let you decide if you want to read more about this intriguing candidate. You will not see any other candidate with this degree of candid and direct responses. How refreshing to actually get answers instead of deflection and memorized talking points. It is nice to be treated as thinking adults for a change.
Q:What do you think about the Libertarian party changing their strategy from one with a national/state focus to more of a local focus? As a proponent of a more powerful local government/weaker federal government, I think this would be a great strategy for recognition and a way to get some momentum.
Q: calling yourself a law eraser when you get into office. what kinds of law are going to be erasering?
Hunt_For_Governor[S] I want to erase laws that limit out liberty and freedom and create undue regulations. Some examples off the top of my head being laws against medical marijuana, and requiring certain licenses for professions thus making it harder to find jobs.This could range from hair stylists, to basic home services. Requiring people to pay for classes to get licenses is a financial barrier to many that thwarts entrepreneurship and gives advantages to already established big businesses.
Q: What’s your position on eliminating the GA income tax in order to make the state more competitive in attracting businesses from neighboring states that don’t impose income tax (FL, TN)?
Hunt_For_Governor[S] My priority will be eliminating the Employment Penalty Taxes. It’s not right to punish an employer for helping to reduce the unemployment rate! This can be achieved with identifying 10% of the budget as waste, and then correcting it. Most people believe there’s about 30% waste in government. Reducing this can go towards reducing income tax and enhancing education. This can attract businesses that provide jobs.
Q: Do you think libertarianism is possible and/or feasible? If so will the party ever be in charge?
Hunt_For_Governor[S] It’s definitely possible! More and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the D/R, who only seem to care about preventing one another from making progress instead of helping the people. These people are turning to a third option.