I have been writing a lot about the two parties and their candidates…..none of which I would hire to wipe my ass….and as I usually do around the election is also offer posts on the alternate candidates that the voter could have as a choice. As it is today the two major choices are a lying bitch and babbling moron…..we are so F*CKED!
Recently I wrote a piece about the Libertarians and keeping with that line for now……I offer up some more insights into the Libertarian Party….
Who will lead the Party in 2016?
I am so glad you asked!
The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, and if his name rings a bell, that’s because he was the party’s nominee in 2012, reports the AP. Delegates to the party’s convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot over Austin Petersen, the founder of the Libertarian Republic magazine, and John McAfee, sometime fugitive and founder of the eponymous anti-virus company. Johnson hit 49.5% of votes in the first round, which CNN notes was just short of the majority needed; he sealed the deal in the second round with 55.8%.
Johnson got about 1% of the popular vote in 2012. But the party is hoping for a strong showing in November because of the deep unpopularity polls show for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The 63-year-old Johnson was governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican.
There are so many thiongs to consider when looking at a third party……
How can you run to be the chief executive of an extremely statist entity from a perch that is diametrically opposed to the modern state?
The Libertarian Party selects its nominee in Orlando this weekend, and for the first time since the mid-1990s, their leading candidate is polling at or around 10 percent nationally. That man — former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson — is a regular on network and cable television, and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, is settling into his own public role quite nicely.
The Libertarian Party certainly faces structural challenges in a nation dominated by two political parties. But their main problem is different — and it’s one they have control over.
Each election has its alternative candidates the problem is….while they have some interesting policies the voter will not give them much notice because they are too busy drooling over the worse possible candidates this country has to offer.
This election is NO different!
I will soon be posting of the Green Party and its candidate, Dr. Jill Stein.