The two front-runners in the 2016 Presidential Election are attracting a large amount of attention but, the Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson has been gaining momentum and is starting to look like the most viable third party solution since Ralph Nader ran in the 2000 election.
The sad truth is Gary Johnson is no Ralph Nader; in fact, Gary Johnson is kind of an idiot.
When put on the spot, Johnson can’t answer simple questions about foreign policy or foreign leaders. I firmly believe that Johnson is the absolute worst candidate you could vote for especially if you are a former Bernie Sanders supporter.
Bernie Sanders supporters are progressives who lean towards a very involved and almost socialistic government so it makes no sense for a Bernie supporter to go and vote for a Libertarian candidate. The Libertarians want as little government as possible and really none of his platform aligns with the views of Bernie Sanders platform.
If you look at Sanders platform it is just about as far from Johnson as you can get, seriously, Donald Trump’s platform aligns better. It’s unfathomable for a Sanders supporter to give their vote to Johnson.
For example, when looking at EPA regulation, Sanders is for major restrictions on companies that pollute while Johnson doesn’t really want any EPA regulations. You can also look at their policies on ease of access for voter registration. Sanders is for easier voter registration while Johnson is on the opposite end of the spectrum and thinks no reform is needed.
The major difference between the two is on Obamacare and Education, Sanders wants to expand on healthcare, while Johnson is strongly against any government healthcare system. The same goes for their views on free college.
The two disagree on nearly every major issue. You name it: gun control, healthcare, government funded college? They disagree.
Nonetheless, having a difference of opinion doesn’t make Gary Johnson an idiot. His constant lack of awareness and platform makes him an idiot.
Gary Johnson just keeps screwing up. When asked in a town hall on live television about the conflict in Syria he didn’t even know about Aleppo, a city at the epicenter of the Syrian conflict right now.
A few weeks later he had another blunder, he couldn’t name a single foreign leader when asked in an interview. Seriously, a candidate who is running for president could not come up with a single foreign leader when asked whom his favorite one was. There are 195 countries in the world and he couldn’t name a single leader that he enjoys. That is inexcusable.
Lastly, a man that is running for the highest office in a nation rattled with a gun control issues wants no gun laws. He doesn’t want to limit any use of guns and that includes automatic weapons. America has restrictions on automatic weapons right now but under a Johnson administration we could see them revoked.
Gary Johnson has no shot at being president and he doesn’t deserve to be in the conversation for the highest office in the land. I urge anyone who has no idea who to vote for to pick a major party candidate. Do your research, Hillary Clinton lies way closer to Bernie Sanders on the political spectrum then Johnson ever will so, if you’re former Sanders Supporters bite the bullet and vote for Hillary.
If you’re someone who wants to vote on his or her values I urge you to look at the two major parties and find out which major party you to the most because I can almost promise you that you aren’t a fundamental constitutional libertarian.