Bye Bye Bye Libertarian Party

Gary Johnson sucks as the spokesperson for the Libertarian Party. ANYONE –even Tony the Tiger off the Cereal Box– could have gotten as much press as Johnson/Weld is getting because people are looking for alternatives from Hillary and Trump…..so selling the soul of the Libertarian party was a waste of time.
The left controlled media would have given time to ANY Libertarian candidate this year and pushed them in the limelight in hopes of taking votes away from Trump (meanwhile Gary is out there making excuses for Hillary hoping to cash in on Bernie voters –appease appease appease). The Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Jeb Bush and John Kasich would have given credibility to ANY Libertarian candidate and given them press where and when they could just because they didn’t want Trump… oh, and the William Weld thing?  That was an inside job for sure….just ask Bill Kristol who he’s voting for.
But I imagine ANYONE who ran would be doing a better job getting the message out in a more refined way. And I can only imagine how great it would have been had we had anyone but Gary.  Austin Petersen and Larry Sharpe would most likely have been a wow team getting as much if not more POSITIVE press with many more Libertarians behind them rather than this divided party we see today with facebook pages like “Gary Johnson is a Neocon Shill Who Sold Out the Party” or “Libertarians against Gary Johnson and William Weld”.   Had we given the nomination to John McAfee I’m sure we would not only had mega-press but most likely a whole new crew of Libertarians from the world of gamers and nerds!  We might have had Libertarian Pokemon!
In this volatile year having Gary Johnson as the Presidential Candidate was the biggest mistake ever. The stupidity of this choice in a time when the Libertarian Party could have prevailed in spreading its message AND WON rather than just trying to win by diluting the message was the biggest mistake the Libertarian Party has ever made.
What a waste of time. Energy. Money. Hard work. Effort on the part of the people who have tried to make this party grow based on the message of Liberty. Now it’s a joke. Now it’s the third evil choice.

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Unlike many other people I know in the Liberty movement, I believe in voting. I believe that my voice is important and I have this one little vote to back it up.  Whether it’s actually counted or not I have no control over –though I have gone out of my way to make sure that it does by going out and collecting signatures for candidates when needed, by being a poll inspector and by being a poll watcher at different times in my life.  I’ve run for office. I’ve gone down to the BOE and counted votes. I’ve gone down the the Board of Elections and yelled. I’ve tried to walk the walk where I could.

In the last day though something has changed for me. I believe once again in the voting system. I believe that when ENOUGH people go out there and vote –whether it’s because they actually give a damn or because they are mad –either way, when ENOUGH people do it…..it may actually work?  I believe that happened with Donald Trump.  They tried to stop him but for whatever reason –whether it was what he was saying or the past 8 years of Obama or the fear of Hillary, he apparently brought about one of the highest voter counts in history and by a landslide, Trump won the nomination.  I’m shocked.  I said I would eat a hat if he got the nomination because I did not believe he would. I did not believe they would “let him have it”…..but with the highest voter turnout in history for a Republican Primary, Trump beat all odds to win the nomination.  He did it.  And I believe it happened because of the sheer number of voters. How can you steal that many unless you want to see some really angry voters!   How this will play out between the Democrats and Republicans in the elections in November is another story.  The Hillary camp are old school thieve masters and I don’t trust that this election will be fair.  In fact, I’m kind of scared it could turn into a civil war with all the divisiveness we have seen from the press it could only get worse I’m sure.

But anyway…..I’m going to be voting in this election and I’m going to be voting for Donald Trump.  Why?  Well, rather than give a grand statement I’m going to leave you with this speech from last night…..

Anyone who can bring up a child to be this smart, passionate, eloquent, down to earth, respectful and loving…..  can’t be all that bad.  And I can’t vote for a Libertarian Candidate with actual Libertarian values so this is my best choice.  Trump is a wild card and a gamble but I’d rather take my chances.