“This is the demise of the Republican Party,” Libertarian presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, said during a recent interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. “This is an opportunity, I think, for the Libertarian Party to become a major party.”

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Johnson believes the future of the GOP is bleak.

Although some argue that third-party candidates simply take votes away from a particular major party candidate, Johnson views a vote for him in 2016 not as a waste, but rather as proof that Americans are ready to end the two-party system.

While Donald Trump has tapped into the anger a lot of Republicans hold for the Obama Administration and the liberal agenda, Johnson does not believe that he represents the majority of Republicans, despite winning their votes in the primaries.

“And where's that representation?” he asked. “Well, I think it's me. I think it's me right now. It's the Libertarian Party. It's a big six-lane highway down the middle that Bill Weld and myself are occupying.”

Johnson plans to find a way to unite fiscally conservative values with socially liberal ones, an ideology he thinks most Americans adhere to.

“I've been a self-declared Libertarian since 1971. What was the old saying? That if you weren't a Democrat in college, you didn't have a heart. And if you weren't a Republican in later life, you didn't have a brain,” he said. “Well, I happen to think libertarian kind of encompasses hearts and brains both. And that's what we all are about.”

In addition to introducing libertarian ideals to mainstream America, he’s toning down the party’s message slightly, admitting that he doesn’t agree with its platform entirely. The centrist libertarian believes that government still serves a purpose when it comes to issues such as climate change and Social Security — something he hopes will attract former Bernie Sanders supporters without turning off #NeverTrump Republicans.

Having raised an unprecedented amount of money this month, as well as gaining national recognition through two CNN-hosted town halls, Johnson’s biggest challenge now is qualifying for the presidential debates. Polling at an average of about 10 percent, he hopes to make it to the required 15 percent before mid-September.

“Politics is momentum. And we have right now straight line momentum,” Johnson declared. “I do think there's a better than 50 percent chance that we'll be in the presidential debates. If we're not in the presidential debates, hey, no chance of winning. No chance. ”

When asked what he thought would happen if he does manage to make it into the debates, he responded, “We could win.”