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Gary Johnson Polling In Double Digits Nationally!! - Washington Post Reports

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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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I keep hearing dissatisfaction with the election choices.

I keep hearing people are upset with the established two-party system.

There is already a third party. The Libertarian Party is actually gaining ground this year despite the minimal coverage and marginal treatment from the MSM.

Also, I am getting very tired of hearing from people that say they like Gary Johnson, or they agree with the Libertarian platform, but will not be voting that way because "they don't have a chance." This is exactly what is wrong with our system today!!! Voting third party is NOT throwing away your vote. Voting for somebody you don't support because you dislike/distrust them less than the other lousy candidate IS throwing away your vote.

I will be voting Libertarian in November because I want to vote FOR a candidate.


Gary Johnson Article - Washington Post




posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

Awwwwwwwwwww chit!

No we got a race on our hands!

In like flynn.




posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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It's nice to see the party polling well. I only agree with some of it as well but shouldn't be a main factor in not voting. Nor should "they don't have a chance" determine it. While presidents may be selected not elected, showing interest in a third party can only help to dissolve the two party system changing that paradigm.


According to a recent Gallup poll and a report from Ballot Access News, the libertarian movement is not only gaining in popularity but is adding new members to the Libertarian Party. In fact, recent data shows that the it’s becoming the fastest growing party in the United States.

According to Cato‘s David Boaz, the number of people who identify as libertarian is increasing in the US according to the Gallup Poll’s 2015 survey. The results show that “27 percent of respondents can be characterized as libertarians, the highest number they have ever found,” as more people are identifying as libertarian than conservative, liberal or populist.

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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

Fantastic news! Go Gary, go!



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

He ran in 2012 the results wI'll be the same as before. Libitarian policies are just not popular. They have one problem the right or the left will agree with about half of what they have to say. And will oppose the other 50 percent. So at best they only get to say we'll that's a good idea but we'll there wrong here. Thus is what happens when you have policies that attempt to a peak to everyone.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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There is a politic revolution happening in America. The two party system is corrupt as hell.

But honestly, I don't think these news agencies would be giving Johnson the time of day if it wasn't for Trump. He has made them so desperate, the fact that the Washington Post is covering this should make it obvious.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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I don't know who Gary Johnson is, so enjoy your loss.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

If there has ever been exploitable weaknesses in the the two party system's stranglehold, it is now. I really hope the Libertarian Party can rally behind their candidate and capitalize on the opportunities it has. People are fed up with the establishment and looking for other alternatives. Maybe the libertarian platform does not appeal to everyone, but it seems to be drawing more people into the fold while the Republicans and Democrats just seem to continuously alienate their own members.

I love the idea of a viable third party. I agree with the Libertarian Party more than either of the two main parties, but what I would love even more would be the rise of a 3rd, 4th and even 5th party!

How about a viable socialist party for the diehard Sanders supporters? It is beginning to look more and more like many of the Bernie followers will not be drinking the koolaid and falling in line to support Clinton this fall.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: imitator

Yes! Because all that matters when you vote is that you pick the winner!

FYI, that only matters if you are wagering on the outcome.

If Trump or Clinton win, good chance we all lose.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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This is surprisingly good news. I very much intend on 'throwing my vote away' but I feel that I cannot in good conscience vote for either Trump or Clinton.



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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: Slave2theTruth

He ran in 2012 the results wI'll be the same as before. Libitarian policies are just not popular. They have one problem the right or the left will agree with about half of what they have to say. And will oppose the other 50 percent. So at best they only get to say we'll that's a good idea but we'll there wrong here. Thus is what happens when you have policies that attempt to a peak to everyone.


When did freedom become unpopular?

When you vote right or left you are restricting rights of your fellow citizens for no reason. It makes no sense to vote for the right /left paradigm anymore.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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Fair enough, maybe it isn't for everyone, but I disagree that the Libertarian Party is just trying to be everything to everyone.

There is a consistency to their message. It is that individual liberties matter and small government is the best way to ensure their survival.

Personally, I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Neither major party fits my views. Libertarianism is not perfect, but it is the best fit I have found for me.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth


Yes! Because all that matters when you vote is that you pick the winner!

Wrong.... All that matter's is for Clinton to lose.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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Voted for Johnson in 2012, will pull the lever for him again this year.


A lot can happen between now and November!



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: imitator

Haha!! Understood.

My girlfriend switched party affiliations this spring just to vote against Hillary in the democratic party.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth
I'm not all in on the Trump train..... lol...
If Trump picks a terrible VP, I might jump affiliations.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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If Gary Johnson is polling in double digits, and those actually turn into votes, Hillary WILL be the next President.

Libertarians cull way more Right leaning voters than they do Left.

Hillary it is.


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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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The extreme negatives for Madame Clinton and the Donald should make it possible for Gary Johnson to do well by way of the protest vote.

Should Bernie's crew decide to boycott Madame Clinton, then the Green candidate will likely benefit in part. If Bernie were to become the Green candidate then there would be a most interesting horse race.

One thing is certain: Gary Johnson needs a boatload of cash that he does not yet have.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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Just heard Gary Johnson in an interview saying that he is a regular pot smoker.
He said he stopped 5 weeks ago to run for President.

I do think that legalization is a fair idea, for many reasons.
But, I don't think that a President who is a regular pot user is in any way a good idea.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: BlueAjah

Still far better than Trump or Clinton.



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