Libertarian Party welcomes Jeb and Mitt into the fold as both Republicans remain #NeverTrump

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.”

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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-Marist 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.
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  1. “The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America devoted to protecting all rights, of all human beings, all the time.”

    Untrue. The LP still doesn’t give a crap about the unborn, and its current nominee doesn’t believe in the right to say “no”. But I’ll be voting for him anyway, because there’s no other choice left.

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    • I hate to tell you this, but no candidate for President these days is going to dare say that a woman should be put in jail for having an abortion. It simply doesn’t fly politically, the vast majority of Americans disagree with the government throwing women in jail for having an abortion. I would suggest that if you don’t like abortions, then you should not have one yourself.

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      • I hate to break it to you, but no political party that claims to be libertarian can support abortion, which is violence by one human being against another – thereby violating the number 1 principle of libertarianism: non-aggression. It simply doesn’t fly logically, the vast majority of Americans disagree with the federal government interfering in our state laws (Roe vs Wade). I would suggest that if you don’t like the non-aggression principle, then you should not be commenting on what libertarians should or should not do.

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  2. Johnson and Weld are nothing more than a couple of wishy washy Republicans.
    Weld isn’t even close to being a Libertarian. He supported Cruz during the primaries and best of all he’s a member of The Council of Foreign Relations. Yup libertarians.

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    • He supported Kasich during the primaries, not that that’s better.

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    • So, you’re going to play “No True Scotsman” & piss & moan about GJ & WW’s libertarian bona fides. What’s your solution? One of the other “candidates”, a throwaway write-in, or not voting? A “true” libertarian is completely unelectable. The country is not ready for that much freedom/liberty & the responsibility/accountability it brings. So you can piss & moan, & remain part of an obscure debate club, or get behind 2 former republicans who have governed w/libertarian principles their entire careers (which which made them successful, & enabled them to get elected & re-elected in heavily democrat states). Yup, petulant dolt.

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  3. I look forward to voting for Libertarian Governors Gary Johnson and William Weld in November. They are clearly a better choice: experienced, reasonable and honest.

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  4. These guys are not Libertarians, they’re LINO’s. They are just going with Johnson because they’re upset that Trump got the Republican nomination and they know they won’t be able to control him like they could the other RINO’s, which they are also.

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  5. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush:heroes.
    Voting for Trump/Clinton=losing your honor.Trump is a Clinton donor ally plant who made a sordid deal with the Clintons to do everything to ensure her election.
    Big mouthed followers of Trump should be obliged to go fight Isis side by side with the Kurdish women

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