by Jim Lantern, Lantern Timeglass Journal
1:00pm CT Wednesday 3 August 2016
Why Republicans dumping Trump should support Libertarian Gary Johnson instead of Clinton
Some Republicans are abandoning Trump and have stated they will vote for Clinton. I believe that to be a mistake. Why go all the way from far right to far left? Makes no sense. If they have to shift to the left, then they should only go half way. The Libertarians are similar to Centrists. With the Libertarians the Republicans at least still have the support of Libertarians for economy and government issues – reduce debt, reduce government. They only lose on personal and social issues. Further, the Libertarian candidates were previously Republican governors twice elected in blue Democrat states, so they may be perceived to be more right-leaning than left-leaning by having been Republicans, while acting in a reasonable way for support of Democrats in their states. Best of both worlds. They bridge the gap between the two parties in a way that is acceptable to most voters.
As of today, there is a reported increasing possibility Trump will leave the race, to get out before the losses become too great. Aids, staff, and his campaign manager have been reported to be frustrated with Trump. RNC might be considering a way to get another Republican candidate on the ballots – preparing for if Trump were to drop out.
The DNC hacking should cause Sanders supporters to consider supporting Johnson-Weld instead of Clinton.
Watch the CNN Town Hall for the Libertarian Party with Gary Johnson and William Weld tonight on CNN on TV at 8:00pm CT 9:00pm ET – Wednesday 3 August 2016.