Given who the nominees are with the “Big Two” parties, I’m really open to looking at the platform of the third party candidates, and have repeatedly said that now, more than ever, this is the time to put a spotlight on those parties.
The thing about spotlights – sometimes they show everything, and by everything, I mean the really bizarre and off-putting parts.
Take this gem from Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, for instance, as he spoke with George Stephanopoulos, on ABC’s “This Week.”
Jesus, take the wheel!
Yessir. That was the Libertarian candidate suggesting that we may need to look into colonizing other planets before the sun swallows the earth.
Was he being humorous? I can’t really tell, since he seems to have the same manner in most every interview with him I’ve seen.
It’s as if he’s sure he has no shot, but since he’s already out there, his name is on some ballots, he may as well have some fun with it.
I won’t even say this was on par with then-candidate Newt Gingrich, who proposed during the 2012 presidential race that we could put a base on the moon, or have regular flights to Mars, by 2020.
We need serious options if a third party is going to be valid at any time during our near future. For those who are supporting Johnson, I have no intention of slamming you for your choices. He still makes more sense than Donald Trump, and he’s more trustworthy than Hillary Clinton.
That being said, I just have to ask a really important question, and maybe some of you can provide an answer: What was wrong with the guy who stripped onstage at the Libertarian convention, and is it possible to maybe get him back?