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  • Sanders warns his supporters against choosing a third party

    07/26/2016 9:33:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders rebuffed calls from the Green Party — and a loud minority of his delegates and supporters here — to abandon the Democratic Party and build a third force outside it. The Green Party, which has never again reached the heights of its 2000 performance under Ralph Nader, has held a series of Philadelphia events since the weekend aimed at persuading Sanders voters to make a "DemExit." Jill Stein, the party's likely nominee, has spoken even as rainstorms shut down meetings, repeatedly calling on Sanders to quit the Democrats and talk to her; Cornel West, a Sanders supporter...
  • Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson”

    07/24/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/23/2016 | Matt Welch
    In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: "I'm probably going to vote for Gary Johnson," though "I haven't made my final decision yet."
  • Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him (Jill Stein)

    07/24/2016 8:22:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Paulina Firozi
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein once again welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into her party, suggesting in a series of tweets that he could leave the party that “betrayed” him. “If @BernieSanders repudiates the Democratic Party that betrayed him, I'd welcome him into @GreenPartyUS to continue the revolution,” Stein posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. Stein’s comments come in the wake of a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this weekend that revealed party officials' plans to undermine Sanders's presidential campaign. In one such email, the DNC press secretary discussed planting a narrative to the...
  • Drew Carey Wants Libertarian Gary Johnson As President

    07/24/2016 8:09:53 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07.24.16 1:29 AM ET | Matt Wilstein
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went all-out Hollywood on Saturday night with a fundraiser at Drew Carey’s house. Even the invitation for the Drew Carey-hosted fundraiser for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was a bit unconventional. The dress code was listed as “Libertarian Comfortable, i.e., whatever you’re comfy in,” and there were plenty of jeans and sneakers on display. While the host did offer complimentary valet parking, he suggested that “Uber-ing” might be easier. Guests began to assemble around 5 p.m. Saturday evening, the sky prematurely darkening not with the threat of rain but from nearby wildfires that created...
  • As Trump is nominated, Stein brings Green Party campaign to CT

    07/22/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kyle Constable
    Just hours before Donald Trump was set to give his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, one of his third-party challengers rallied supporters in Stamford Thursday night. About 150 people turned out to see Green Party presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein at the Stamford Innovation Center. Nearly all in attendance were former supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In a 45-minute speech reminiscent of the long, fiery, policy-heavy speeches delivered by Sanders during his campaign, Stein called on his former supporters to join her in continuing the political revolution he started.
  • Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops

    07/21/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey. Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man. Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters. Among all services except for...
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • NY-12: Ivanka Trump Wins A Primary

    07/20/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    State of Politics Blog/NY1 ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, is the apparent winner of a write-in vote for the Reform Party nomination for the 12th congressional district. According to the city Board of Elections, Trump received two out of the five write-in votes cast among eligible voters. Trump’s win was brought to my attention by Frank Morano, a radio host and civic activist who has sought to bring attention to New York’s at-times absurd campaign laws.
  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe"....

    07/16/2016 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Salon.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ben Norton
    In his op-ed, West echoed what he told Salon in an interview in May. “Just to tell the truth, Trump is a narcissistic neo-fascist in the making, and you just have to say that. That’s what it is,” he said, blasting the corporate media for fueling the rise of the GOP front-runner and describing him as the out-of-control Frankenstein’s monster who is “coming back to haunt you.” “Hillary Clinton is a milquetoast neoliberal” who is pushing for “hawkish policies around the world; you just have to say that,” West added. He excoriated the capitalist system and the “big money” that...
  • which animal best represents the Libertarian Party?

    07/13/2016 5:49:48 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 57 replies
    original to FR | July 13, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    The Republicans have their elephant and the Democrats are represented by a donkey, burro or ass. By the way, in Cleveland, the logo for the RNC looks rather like an elephant about to deal harshly with an armadillo (I think it's half a guitar, presumably a nod to Cleveland's role as host of the Rock n'Roll Hall of Fame.) But I was wondering, what animal best represents the Libertarian Party? Do they already have one? A soaring eagle? A large bull? How about an ostrich? But an ostrich with a stash buried underground.
  • Clinton Endorsement Backfires as Sanders’ Supporters Look to Jill Stein

    07/13/2016 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 7/13/16 | Michael Sainato
    “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president,” Bernie Sanders announced to supporters on July 12, shortly after formally endorsing Clinton at a campaign rally in New Hampshire. “I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values and our common vision for a transformed America are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.” This was, unfortunately, the best Sanders could do ahead of the Democratic National Convention to ensure Clinton and her superdelegates don’t vote down every...
  • Green party's Jill Stein invites Bernie Sanders to take over ticket

    07/08/2016 2:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 8, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    Stein, expected to become the party’s nominee at its August convention, says she has invited Sanders to collaborate: ‘Everything is on the table’ Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run. Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking to the Greens rather than Hillary Clinton. Stein insisted that her presidential bid has a viable “near term goal” of...
  • Jill Stein: Prosecute Clinton for Reckless Abuses of National Security [Green Party]

    07/06/2016 11:24:51 PM PDT · by Robwin · 47 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | 07/06/16 | Jill Stein
    Jill Stein made the following statement about the FBI decision regarding Hillary Clinton's violations of national security laws as Secretary of State. Today FBI Director James Comey described Hillary Clinton's email communications as Secretary of State as "extremely careless." His statement undermined the defenses Clinton put forward, stating the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton's server that were classified at the time they were sent or received; eight contained information classified at the highest level, "top secret," at the time they were sent. That stands in direct contradiction to Clinton's repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails....
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol Floats McCain for President, McCain’s Primary Opponent Pounces

    06/30/2016 9:28:29 AM PDT · by orchestra · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/30/2016 | Jen Lawrence
    #NeverTrump leader Bill Kristol is floating a new name in his search for an establishment presidential candidate to mount an independent run to undermine presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump: John McCain.
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Throws Gift Gun in Garbage

    06/14/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At Liberty Hangout, an article has detailed a boorish, foolish, insensitive, and careless action by the Libertarian candidate for President, former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.The nomination was strongly contested by two other candidates, Austin Petersen and John McAfee.  Austin Petersen came in second, John McAfee came in third.  When Johnson won the nomination, Austin Peterson pledged his support, and he did so with a dramatic flourish.  From libertyhangout.org: As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washington’s flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austin’s full support in the general election. Tearing...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?

    06/11/2016 5:11:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Never Trump’s trial balloon went the way of Waterloo. Just days ago, Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol reportedly had found just the man to offer a third, conservative option beyond presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump and the execrable expected Democrat standard bearer, Hillary Clinton.
  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded “NeverTrump-ers,” hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. It’s called the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit,” or “E2” summit, and it’s set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Gary Johnson Promises He Won’t Smoke Pot in the White House

    06/09/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 06/08/2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still a relative unknown, but according to the latest polls, he’s drawing double digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But while Johnson might be gaining fans because of his position on legalizing marijuana—it’s a key part of his campaign’s platform—he swears that, should he actually win the White House, he would quit smoking pot (at least for his first term)....
  • Gary Johnson says Donald Trump 'clearly' a racist

    06/07/2016 6:24:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 85 replies
    AOL ^ | June 7, 2016
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said something many other politicians won't. During an interview with The Hill Johnson said, "His latest comments on the Hispanic judge in California, nothing short of racist," "The comments are racist. Is he racist?" the reporter asked. "Clearly, clearly," Johnson replied Johnson directly called Trump racist, and it's not the only time Johnson has come out swinging. "Look, I think Donald Trump's statements on immigration are just really racist," Johnson said on Fox News.
  • Gary Johnson: I support Obama’s executive amnesty because it “challenged Congress to action”

    06/07/2016 6:07:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy won’t get within 30 points of winning a state. He’s a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which there’ll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
  • Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Narrows; Libertarian Gary Johnson Gets 11%

    06/06/2016 11:24:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/6/2016 | John Merline
    Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed slightly in the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, which finds her ahead of Trump by 45% to 40%. Last month, Clinton was head ahead 47% to 40%. But the poll finds widespread dissatisfaction with the two presumptive nominees.
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • Clinton leads Trump by 3 in new Florida poll

    06/03/2016 12:30:45 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 46 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/03/2016 | MARC CAPUTO
    Hillary Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Donald Trump in a new Florida poll that shows Hispanics are helping the Democrat and also that the newly named Libertarian presidential candidate might be hurting the Republican. Clinton’s 45-42 percent lead over Trump in the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey resembles other recent Florida polls that showed a close race between the two. However, unlike other Florida surveys, Mason-Dixon polled Libertarian Gary Johnson for the first time in the state and found he comes in a distant third, with 6 percent. In a state known for close top-of-the-ticket races, Johnson’s relatively small...
  • Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick

    06/01/2016 1:39:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A group of prominent conservative activists, including the writer and radio host Erick Erickson, aren’t satisfied with Bill Kristol’s suggestion of David French as a third party candidate and are still looking for another alternative to Donald Trump. The activists are working separately from Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard who favors French, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. “We’re not going to be jumping on board with what Kristol is doing,” said a person involved in the discussions. “We learned about this from the media along with everyone else.” Organizers of the self-described Conservative Against...
  • Third parties could throw Clinton vs. Trump into chaos

    06/01/2016 7:53:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | David K. Li
    An incredibly close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could easily tip with minor-party candidates suddenly flexing their muscles, a new poll revealed on Wednesday. If given a choice only between the Democratic and GOP front-runners Clinton and Trump, the former secretary of state holds a slim lead of 45 percent to 41 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. But for the first time this election cycle, Quinnipiac pollsters added Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein to the mix – and they pulled in 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. With those additional choices,...
  • What does the media owe Gary Johnson and the Libertarians?

    06/01/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/30/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Sunday, Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, won the Libertarian Party nomination for president with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as his vice president. Johnson is an impassioned proponent of the party's small government message, and he told the crowd he thinks most people are Libertarians but don't know it. At a news conference, he made a play for tea party voters, saying what started out as a fiscal, small-government movement was captured by Republicans, especially social conservative.... Johnson and Weld have more executive governing experience than the two major candidates. They currently draw 10 percent in many...
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Tré Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumper’s efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • The 'Never Trump' Third Party Candidate is...Conservative Writer David French?

    05/31/2016 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/31/2016 | Guy Benson
    And the grand reveal is...National Review writer David French? And it's not even confirmed? Don't get me wrong: French is a decorated Iraq war veteran, a strong writer, and a principled conservative whose stalwart commitment to religious liberty is admirable, even if one disagrees from time to time. He's also advanced eloquent, consistent and compelling arguments against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 cycle. He's an impressive man. The impressiveness of his team -- if this presidential run ever actually comes to pass -- remains to be seen. But the notion that a relatively little-known writer could...
  • Kristol eyes David French of NR to run indies

    05/31/2016 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Rebel2016 · 163 replies
    Bloomberg Polities
    haha!
  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekend’s convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isn’t conventional, and the candidates representing their parties don’t hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Romney Is Out - Very Out

    05/31/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Rich Lowry
    I was struck by this passage in a Wall Street Journal article about Romney and Trump. Not only is Romney a “no” to a third-party bid, he doesn’t even want to criticize Trump anymore (also, note the typically crummy personal shots from Trump): Conservative stalwarts revived a push for a third-party candidate, with a keen interest in Mr. Romney. “I made it clear I’m not running,” he said. On May 11, he again criticized Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns, calling his position “disqualifying” and implying his returns could have “hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or...
  • Strangeness of the delusional Libertarian Party bubbles up at its nominating convention

    05/31/2016 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/31/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is the delusional Libertarian Party a threat to Donald Trump’s election chances? No. At its recent nominating convention the Libertarian Party played its usual role as the builders of the Tower of Babble. The Party that talks a good game about protecting individual rights has always been a haven for self-delusional and essentially disaffected Democrats who can’t bring themselves to declare who they really are. Their convention brought that fact home in a big way. When the attendees selected former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as their standard bearer all seemed right in the delusional Party. Johnson had just quit...
  • Bill Kristol Releases Pic of His Ideal Candidate to Oppose Trump

    05/31/2016 9:42:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | May 31, 2016 | PJ-Comix
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Never-Trump conservatives search for alternative

    05/30/2016 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dana Bash and Theodore Schleifer,
    Bill Kristol and other Never-Trump Republicans have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers about how to stop Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with those efforts. Their continued work to halt Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, comes as Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a prominent GOP congressman from Illinois and Iraq War veteran, has decided to pass on an independent bid.
  • Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?

    05/30/2016 4:00:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson seized the Libertarian nomination for president at the party’s national convention this weekend and escaped a hotly contested convention with his hand-picked running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. The pair form a political team of two former Republican governors that Johnson declared to be the most formidable third-party ticket in the modern era, one that he promised would thrust Libertarians from the fringe of American politics to “major party status” in a...
  • Ben Sasse, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Not Running as Independent Against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2016 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 May 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) will absolutely not be an independent candidate for president in November, his team confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday morning. A high-placed source close to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has also confirmed that it will not be him running against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November. Another high-placed source, this one close to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has confirmed that the Texas senator—Trump’s last serious competitor for the GOP nomination—will also not be launching an independent bid for president in November. Sasse, an outspoken critic of GOP presidential...
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/30/donald-trumps-message-to-gop-after-weekend-threat-of-independent-candidate-is-harsh-but-true-346233#ixzz4ABBmTxCO
  • Is Libertarian Gary Johnson a Good Alternative to Trump or Clinton?

    05/30/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 99 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson won the 2016 Libertarian Party nomination for president on Sunday, as expected, winning on the second ballot with 55 percent of the vote. A former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, he sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012, before deciding by the end of 2011 to seek the Libertarian Party nomination instead.Ordinarily, the Libertarian Party and its candidates attract little attention in a presidential race. Johnson got the Libertarian Party nomination in 2012 and went on to garner a little over a million votes, falling just short of one percent of the...
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...