Sunday, January 10, 2016

At Last, A Candidate I Feel I Could Support Were I An American Voter

 Gary Johnson. Honest? I wouldn't know. Thought provoking? Certainly (image source)

Recently I have been accused (on facebook, people don't comment on my posts here for some reason) that I am a Donald Trump fan, and that I', a Bernie Sanders fan. Now I am not a supporter of either, I'm British and so don't have a vote in November and if I did I would not vote for either of those mentioned, not any other contender for the Democrat or Republican nomination.

What has interested me about both campaigns is that the support for Sanders and Trump represents the kind of rejection of mainstream politics we have been seeing in Europe (represented in numbers of votes but not election victories due to some pretty sordid deals being done between mainstream parties that are traditional rivals for the sake of preserving the status quo.

Neither Bernie Sanders nor Donald Trump is likely to win their party's nomination of course, the Washington fixers will find a way to spike the guns of both candidates.

Today however, I stumbled on a candidate that, were I entitled to vote in the election, I could support.

from Russia Today:

'A lot of disenfranchised voters': Libertarian Gary Johnson discusses his presidential bid

 In a presidential race that seems more polarized than ever, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson may have a longshot bid for the presidency. However, he is confident that he can shift the debate as voters are “disenfranchised” by both parties.

Johnson, who served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, won the nomination for the Libertarian Party in the 2012 presidential election. He only acquired 1 percent of the popular vote, but that’s considered a big achievement for third-party candidates in the United States’ two-party system. In 2016, he is confident that he can shake up the Democrat-Republican dichotomy even further by offering ideas that distinguish him from both parties. READ ALL >>

Gary Johnson will not win the election of course, which is a lot to do with why I could vote for him, I'm proud to say I have never voted for the winner in any election I have cast a vote in. but he does bring new ideas and thought provoking policies to the campaign and that might lead people to question more closely the vacuity of Hillary Clinton and the buffoonery of Donald Trump.

At Both Ends Of The Political Spectrum Americans Agree The Government Is FUBAR
For the Democrats there is, on the left a socialist, selling a political philosophy that has peviously been anatemas to American voters, yet generating the most enthusiasm of any of the other candidates. On the other end of the spectrum, Republican voters are gravitating, nay stampeding, toward Donald Trump. The only serious rival to Trump is Ted Cruz although it is early days yet and we can expect a compromise candidate to emerge

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So if Trump is in fact as liberal as the corporate sock puppet Obama, what is it about him that has the ruling elite so scared the corporate owned mainstream media are resorting to desperate measures to discredit him while politicians plot increasing unfeasible ways to stop him becoming president.

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