by Scott Creighton
Anyone remember this CNN (Clinton “News” Network) town hall meeting with Gary Johnson?
Question: Hillary Clinton?
Johnson: A wonderful public servant
Question: Donald Trump?
Johnson: I’m sure there is something good too say about Donald, somewhere.
Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson just went to the epicenter of pro-Hillary propaganda peddling, Morning Joe, and deliberately tanked his own campaign the day after the famed Commander in Chief forum by responding “What is Aleppo?” when asked what he would do about it by Barnacle Jones (a noted Hillary or Bust devotee of the status quo):
Why is it important where he delivered his own Ghost Punch knock-out dive? Because a number of “moderate” (a.k.a. Scoop Jackson) dems and independents watch Morning Joe and that is exactly where Johnson is receiving much of his support outside the very limited Libertarian Party (and if you don’t think it’s limited, lets go back and discuss the Ron Paul Revolution for a little while)
Johnson needs to get to 15 percent in the polls to make the cut, and right now he stands at about 10 percent. Libertarian groups are pouring more than $1 million into cable-TV ads and other messaging leading up to the first debate.
This should worry the Clinton team — even though Johnson is a former Republican governor. In the latest NBC/Survey Monkey poll, Clinton holds a respectable 6-point lead over Trump in a head-to-head match-up, 48 percent to 42 percent. But when you add in Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton’s lead drops to four points (close to the margin of error), with Clinton at 41 percent, Trump at 37 percent, Johnson at 11 percent and Stein at 5 percent.
This has been consistent in polls for weeks. Stein is garnering very limited support — most likely from fringe leftists and disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom are expected to sit out the election — while Johnson appears to pull in independent voters, more so from Clinton than from Trump” Oregon Live, Aug 1, 2016
And that was Aug… this is from two days ago:
“On Tuesday morning, Washington Post-Survey Monkey released polls of all 50 states. The race is tight across the country, but perhaps most interesting is the success of Gary Johnson. The Libertarian is doing as well as 25% in his former governing state of New Mexico, and reaches 15% or better in 14 other states. Johnson’s appeal is not relegated to any one region of the country. His worst showing is in Mississippi, where he is only at 4%. That state represents one of only eight where he fails to reach double-digits.
In the national survey, Johnson is at 12%, up 1% from the last time the group conducted the poll. The sampling of course takes place only 20 days before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Should the Libertarian wish to have any chance of victory in any state (or nationally), he likely must be invited to that debate, as well as the other two on October 9 and October 19. The Johnson campaign would also immensely benefit from running mate William Weld‘s inclusion in the October 4 vice presidential debate.” Libertarian Republic, Sept. 6, 2016
Johnson and the Libertarian Party, say what you will about them, were starting to prove themselves to be a viable alternative to the One Party, Business Party system we have in place here in the land of the Big PX. Were he to have continued on that trend and perhaps taken advantage of appearances on shows like Morning Blowhard, then perhaps he could have reached the 15% national cut-off number arbitrarily set by the One Party, Business Party minions who set such limits on candidates so they can participate in debates.
Of course, that wont happen now.
Gary went on to explain that we need to “hold hands” with Russia and come to some agreement about how to fix the problem in Syria but that we really shouldn’t be there forcing a regime change in the first place.
Looks to me like the Clinton campaign has decided to cash in their Johnson votes along with the ones they stole from the Sanders camp. I don’t care what idiots like Paul Joseph Watson say about Johnson costing Trump more votes than Hillary, the facts are pretty clear: Johnson was swaying more votes from Clinton than Trump and his deliberate tanking of his own campaign at this particular time when Trump is surging in the polls makes it seem obvious to me that when the “wonderful public servant” needed a bump, Johnson was more than willing to shoot himself in the foot and take a dive for the Hillary team on national television. I mean, what do you expect? Libertarians are neoliberals… just like Hillary.
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