Oklahoma Libertarian candidate, Dax Ewbank, issued this statement:
If this were any other of the major parties, Johnson would have been coronated just based on how he was polling before the convention, the voice of the delegates of the party be damned. However, Libertarians don't do it that way. We actually want a party where the principles are fought over and the candidates must appeal to the delegates, Johnson didn't even win on the first vote, it took two votes to gain him the nomination. It was no coronation by any stretch.
This kind of contest is what helps to hold candidates accountable to the party's stated principles, and even if Johnson isn't the best Libertarian, he still has to answer to the purists as he moves forward with his campaign. He needs to feel the uncomfortable pressure of having to answer to a base that is serious about what they believe.
I'm looking forward to promoting Libertarian ideals with a Johnson candidacy to point people towards as an extremely superior alternative to Trump or Hillary. ~ Dax Ewbank