Anyone who has read my previous posts about Hillary Clinton should know from those posts that I do not want her to become the next POTUS.
It isn’t just her political ideas that have me being against her. It is also her sleazy, deceptive, Nixonesque behavior. Clinton’s name should be Lilac because she lies like the Devil.
A Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial states, “”We believe in truth, facts, and objectivity.” Hillary Clinton might recognize that such things exist, but her habitual dishonesty exhibits no regard for them. She not only lies with abandon; once caught out, she then lies about having lied.”
So, I have neither favored nor endorsed Clinton. Indeed, I have said that she belongs in a prison instead of in the White House.
At the same time, Donald Trump is unappealing to me. Granted, I would rather that he win instead of Clinton, but he still unappealing.
So, I am wondering if I should vote for Gary Johnson.
The fact that he is a member of the Libertarian Party doesn’t disqualify him for the job of POTUS.
During this election cycle, Johnson has accomplished things that no other Libertarian presidential candidate has accomplished.
First, a 09/13/16 NBC News story states that Johnson is polling at 11%. That is according to the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
A 09/14/16 Quinnipiac University poll shows Johnson polling at 13%.
Although an average of all polling shows Johnson at less than 10%, it is still remarkable that he would be in double digits in two polls.
Second, Johnson has received endorsements from three newspapers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Winston-Salem Journal and the New Hampshire Union Leader. I do not recall a time when any newspaper endorsed a Libertarian presidential candidate.
Then there is the fact that Johnson served two terms as the governor of New Mexico. As I see it, Johnson is better qualified to be the POTUS than either Clinton or Trump.
When it comes to choosing who I will vote for, I keep in mind that I live in Oklahoma. As of 09/15/16, FiveThirtyEight shows Trump as having a 99.5% chance of winning in Oklahoma. Only in Alabama is Trump’s chance at winning higher.
Thus, if I were to vote for Johnson, then such a vote would not be a threat to Trump. Trump will win in my state no matter who I vote for.
Then again, I might not be able to go vote come election day. Such was the case during the 2012 election.
I am physically disabled to the point that I can no longer work outside of my home. Quite often, my disability prevents me from leaving my home. It is amazing that I can even do any blogging, because I am routinely in bed for up to 16 hours per day. When I do sit at my computer, the sitting itself causes pain. Plus, I have trouble using my arms, hands and fingers.
So, I can’t guarantee that I will be physically able to vote come November 8th.
I will vote if I can. I definitely won’t be voting for Clinton. I just need to decide who I will vote for.