I don’t really know if this campaign is going to get off the ground or what will become of it, but independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin’s “Letter to America” is pretty awesome. Here’s a sample:
Like millions of Americans, I had hoped this year would bring us better nominees who, despite party differences, could offer compelling visions of a better future. Instead, we have been left with two candidates who are fundamentally unfit for the profound responsibilities they seek.
Hillary Clinton is a corrupt career politician who has recklessly handled classified information in an attempt to avoid accountability and put American lives at risk including those of my former colleagues. She fails the basic tests of judgment and ethics any candidate for President must meet. Moreover, she only offers stale economic ideas like the same old top-down government control that has brought us eight years of historically low growth.
Donald Trump appeals to the worst fears of Americans at a time when we need unity, not division. Republicans are deeply divided by a man who is perilously close to gaining the most powerful position in the world, and many rightly see him as a real threat to our Republic. Given his obvious personal instability, putting him in command of our military and nuclear arsenal would be deeply irresponsible. His infatuation with strongmen and demagogues like Vladimir Putin is anathema to American values. We cannot and must not elect him.
Read, as they say, the whole thing. McMullin sounds like the kind of guy I could easily vote for; the problem is that he has already missed the ballot deadline in roughly half the states and unless he busts his butt, he’s going to miss another 10 before the week is over. Timing is everything, and the timing of this is really just too late to make any sort of national impact on the race.
Another example of what might have been.