Monday, August 29, 2016
It would appear that conversations like one I recently had with a relative are hardly unusual in this election cycle. The Christian Science Monitor reports that significant numbers of unhappy voters want a choice besides Crooked Hillary and a husk of dead skin and hyperbole:
[The latest Quinnipiac University] poll gave Libertarian Gary Johnson, the top third-party presidential candidate, just 10 percent of the vote, but noted 62 percent of those surveyed said they wanted to see a third-party candidate in the presidential debates, and 37 percent said they were looking to vote independent of the two major parties this November. [bold added]Based on the Libertarian Party's pandering to the left, including Johnson's support of a carbon tax (!), I am not sure how productive this will be, but this number surprises me. It means, particularly with the awful major party candidates, there is a chance worth considering of Johnson winning or having major influence in this election.