Fox News: "Gary Johnson could catch presidential race by surprise" How, by gaining 3% of the vote this time? Eliminate the 15% polling requirement for debate access (for candidates on enough ballots for conceivable victory), and THEN Johnson could pull off a surprise in November...then again, I'm absolutely shocked I've seen three mainstreams articles on Johnson's LP candidacy. I may need the big needle from Pulp Fiction if I see three more between now and then...
According to pollster/author/Fox News contributor Douglas Schoen, the former New Mexico governor is polling between 6-9% nationally at the moment. Must only be his polling company even mentioning Johnson. When I was still in the market research game during the Obama ascension, we never even got close to rhyming the word libertarian, and given the buzz this year, I see little to make me think it's going to be even a damn sight better.
And before you ask, it is outstandingly easy to get and stay cynical. For all the hot mess we have had shoveled at our feet about the need for bipartisanship, the only real bipartisanship we've seen in decades is the collusion between the two major parties to keep out viable third parties like the Libertarians and independent candidates, unless they have the obscene amounts of cash to get enough polling to even make it near a debate stage.
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