It would seem nobody is voting for a candidate this November. Don't get me wrong, plenty of people will be voting. But everyone seems to be voting AGAINST one candidate or the other, not really wanting to vote for either one based on their merit alone. It's quite sad, actually. But this year we may be seeing something different... a third party candidate not only gaining momentum but who may be actually debating with the two major party nominees.
The third party candidate I'm talking about is Gary Johnson. He is running, and not for the first time, as the libertarian party's nominee. Recently, he received 11 percent in the polls. That doesn't seem like much, but the percentage needed to be in the debates is only 15 percent. That means we could definitely see Johnson in the debates. And that means the nation will see him. And that means he could take some serious votes.
But no third party candidate has ever won, and it's doubtful one ever will. Frankly, no one wants to "waste" their vote on someone who doesn't have a shot at actually winning. But this year a lot of people might just be fed up enough to do it. Why? Simple:
Trumps conduct isn't acceptable for a middle schooler, much less for a president of the United States. Hillary ran while under investigation by the FBI, and many people believe she should be behind bars.
So people are looking for someone (anyone!) else. Johnson may be a good choice for some, but that's not saying he's without his flaws. He happily told the media that he will stop smoking marijuana while he is running for president. Well thanks. We appreciate that.
Visiting his website, https://johnsonweld.com, doesn't tell you all that much either. You can find his positions on issues if you look hard enough, but they are still a bit ambiguous. Oh, and he'd love for you to donate to him. That seems to take the most space on his website.
A comet? Points for creativity, at least.
So, it seems that the best speech was the one that was "booed" off the stage: Ted Cruz "Vote your conscience." You should, wherever it leads you. And God bless America!