Days of Change

The First Convention | May 27, 2016

This weekend is the Libertarian convention in Orlando. From the outset, I and others have concluded that the Libertarian Party was the only remaining option other than the Clinton-Trump axis of Evil. Then again, if John McAfee is chosen, we have three insane people running.

The few polls including Libertarians, mostly former governor Gary Johnson, have put him at around 10% popularity. This is huge at a time when Johnson got 1% of the popular vote in 2012. With enough media attention, he could get to 15%, which would then get him the ability to debate the Democratic and Republican Party nominees. Then all hell breaks loose.

In 2008, Obama ran as a non-Democrat Democrat. Trump is running as a non-Republican Republican. The Libertarians have the chance to trump Trump. Just 35% of the popular vote might be the plurality needed to win a state’s electoral votes. Why vote for a 150 year old party with another jerk in charge when you can vote for a whole new party who has never had the White House before?

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