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The policies of the party include laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally-regulated borders, and non-interventionism in foreign policy.
Libertarians believe that the one-dimensional scale of the political "left-right" is insufficient to describe the many philosophies held by the general public. They introduced the Nolan Chart, which measures two dimensions (at least according to Libertarians).
 Current status
 2007 Elections
 2008 Presidential nominating process
Several candidates were seeking to become the party's 2008 presidential nominee. Mike Gravel changed from the Democratic Party to the Libertarian Party. Bob Barr, a former Republican U.S. Congressman, announced on May 12, 2008 that he would seek the nomination. The final choice of Bob Barr (and his running mate, Wayne Allyn Root) was made at the 2008 national convention in Denver, Colorado in late May.
Ron Paul, who was the party's 1988 candidate, had been mentioned as a possible nominee as well, but has officially denied any intent to run under any third-party banner. On December 12, 2007, the Party adopted a resolution requesting Paul to run on the Libertarian ticket if he does not win the Republican Party nomination.
 2012 elections
 2016 election
Johnson has stated that he will run again in 2016, "as long as he's relevant," whatever that may mean.
- ↑ http://www.lp.org/organization/history.shtml
- ↑ Well, that's what they say!
- ↑ As of Feb. 2012
- ↑ Official Website of the Libertarian National Committee
- ↑ "Barr launches Libertarian White House bid"
- ↑ Libertarians want Paul back. Libertarian Party resolution as reported by SmallGovTimes.com. 12-12-2007.
- ↑ http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/front
- ↑ Reason:Gary Johnson Pulls One Million Votes, One Percent
- ↑ Yahoo! News: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson open to running for president again in 2016