Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Why not Gary Johnson?

Why not Gary Johnson?

Nothing remains more clear than the fact that the majority of the population of the United States is repulsed by the possibility of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becoming president. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump has a 58.3 percent unfavorable rating and Clinton has a 55.1 percent unfavorable rating, not to mention the countless scandals and mudslinging between them. So what’s the alternative?

Consider presidential and vice presidential candidates Gary Johnson and William Weld, both two-term Republican governors of Democratic states.

Already sounds like a breath of fresh air, right?

Polling with 8 percent in the latest Quinnipiac polls, Johnson is the only presidential candidate on the ballot in all 50 states who has any political executive experience, period. If Johnson and Weld were permitted in the presidential debates, which they should be, they could provide the most honest and transparent leadership the U.S. has seen in the White House in a lifetime.

Quick facts to consider:

• From Gerald Ford to Barack Obama, every president has supported free trade, but there’s only one presidential candidate in the 2016 election that does, and that’s Johnson.

• Johnson and Weld intend to stop the war on drugs, imprisoning so many of our citizens.

• Johnson and Weld have committed to balancing the budget in their first 100 days in office to make the U.S. fiscally responsible again.

• Johnson and Weld are committed to smart immigration policies that continue the tradition of America as the melting pot as we know it.

• Johnson and Weld are anti-interventionist in regards to foreign policy, likely the reason that a recent informal survey showed active-duty military members supporting Johnson for president over both Trump and Clinton.