CNN reports that Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Mitt Romney are considering voting for Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President. In a CNN interview yesterday, Bush said, “I haven’t decided how I’ll vote in November — whether I’ll support the Libertarian ticket or write in a candidate.”
Governor Gary Johnson with supporters at the Libertarian Party 2016 national convention in Orlando, Florida where he was elected the party’s presidential nominee. (Photo Credit: Libertarian Party)
Romney, speaking that he wished the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Bill Weld was the LP presidential nominee instead said, “I think he would be a great president.” Romney has not come out to endorse the Libertarian Party ticket; however, he is giving it some serious thought.
This summer political season has many Republicans and Democrats doing some soul searching as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not liked by a majority of Americans
. This has been a great opportunity for the Libertarian Party as their donation numbers, membership, and voter registration builds. Johnson has recently been polling at 13 percent nationally in both Fox News
and a NBC-Maris
t polls. Johnson needs to be at 15 percent to be included in the presidential debates later this year and it is looking like that will be the case.
The Libertarian Party also looks forward to welcoming and has welcomed a large number of disenchanted Democrats who are #NeverHillary due to Hillary Clinton’s seemingly never-ending scandals.
Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, Nicholas Sarwark, said yesterday:
“The Libertarian Party
is delighted that Govs. Bush and Romney are considering voting for our candidates, Govs. Johnson and Weld. I think they know that Johnson and Weld are far more qualified to be President and Vice President than Trump and Pence.”
“It takes great courage for someone who has spent so many years serving the Republican Party to consider voting for a different party’s candidate for president. We applaud Govs. Bush and Romney’s courage. They don’t have to agree with us on every issue to see that our Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates are clearly the best choices in this race.”
“Govs. Johnson and Weld are exceptionally well qualified and also exceptional human beings. If Americans want candidates they can be proud to vote for, and who would serve honorably and justly, they should support Govs. Johnson and Weld.”
The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America devoted to protecting all rights, of all human beings, all the time.