Burns & Haberman (Politico)
May 7, 2012
Gary Johnson formally became the Libertarian nominee for president earlier today at the party’s Las Vegas convention - and promptly dinged the GOP, the party he was running for part of last year, for the criticism from Christian conservatives over Mitt Romney’s hiring of Richard Grenell, via Rosie Gray: “I believe the majority of americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant,” Johnson told BuzzFeed in a phone interview. “I believe the majority of Americans could care less about whether or not there is a gay individual working in the Romney campaign.” Romney’s newly hired foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell was openly gay, a fact that raised the ire of social conservatives, whose reaction resulted in Grenell’s leaving the campaign.