Like many Americans, I am evaluating the 2016 presidential candidates. I have made it my goal to find positive, constructive and helpful media pieces. My conclusion: This election, its candidates, party committees, platforms, money, media coverage, caucus rules and even the street-level supporters are dividing us.
I feel I have come to understand the positive merits of each candidate. I'm not blind; I can see the negatives of each, but that's too easy. We get the negative thrown at us constantly. It divides us. Divided we can't see that we need to bring fiscal conservatism and social tolerance under one banner.
It must happen! The two-party choke-hold on American politics, with its great national divide between fractional Democrats and Republicans, is killing us. We need a bridge across America – and that bridge is the Libertarian Party. Specifically, its presidential candidate (and former New Mexico governor) Gary Johnson. And what a story there is of human accomplishments and political opportunity.
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You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I have changed my party affiliation. I have registered Libertarian. Gov. Gary Johnson is an experienced third-party presidential candidate.
Furthermore, Gov. Johnson is an executive-caliber candidate. The millions of disaffected voters this year don't have to choose between the lesser of two evils from the dominant parties. They deserve to be informed about Gary Johnson. In this political environment, that truly would be revolutionary.