The Libertarian Party has given up all hopes on their Libertarian spokesman, Gary “Aleppo” Johnson. Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Bill Weld endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton without even mentioning her name.
In a statement published on the Libertarian campaign website, Weld expressed his gratitude to “Aleppo” Johnson saying, “It is a privilege and an honor to participate in this year’s national election campaign. I am grateful to Governor Gary Johnson for the opportunity to do so.” He also stated that they would both continue to work towards breaking the dominance of the two-party system that rules America’s political scene; however, he noted that the Libertarian Party still had a ways to go and it is time to prevent Trump from winning.
‘We are making strides toward breaking the two party monopoly, and America will be stronger when we do, but given the position of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the deck is still stacked against even a credible third party ticket with two proven former Governors.’
That’s when he pivoted and shifted focus to the “yuuuge” orange Republican elephant in the room – the possibility of an alleged unregistered sex offender Donald Trump presidency. He highlighted the responsibilities and stress of the presidency.
‘I would not have stepped out of the swirl of the campaign to make this statement if I did not fear for our country, as I do.
‘A President of the United States operates every day under a great deal of pressure – from all sides, and in furtherance of many different agendas. With that pressure comes constant criticism.’
He then went on to explain just why Trump isn’t fit for the job.
‘After careful observation and reflection, I have come to believe that Donald Trump, if elected President of the United States, would not be able to stand up to this pressure and this criticism without becoming unhinged and unable to perform competently the duties of his office.’
He did pay a compliment to “Mr. Trump has some charisma and panache, and intellectual quickness. These qualities can be entertaining.” Weld then questioned his “intellectual ability” and questioned his stability.
‘Yet more than charisma, more even than intellectual ability, is required of a serious candidate for this country’s highest office. A serious candidate for the Presidency of the United States must be stable, and Donald Trump is not stable.’
He pointed out some examples of Trump’s instability, saying he was unable to handle criticism, lashes out at his critics, and even compared his reactions to that of an upset child.
‘When challenged, he often responds as a child might. He makes a sour face, he calls people by insulting names, he waves his arms, he impatiently interrupts. Most families would not allow their children to remain at the dinner table if they behaved as Mr. Trump does.’
In closing, he urged voters to realize that much is at stake in the 2016 election, and he emphatically reaffirmed that alleged unregistered sex offender Trump should not be president. He warned voters not to take to the polls thinking of the entertainment value that the alleged unregistered sex offender has provided the American public, but to keep in mind that the future of America as a nation is at stake.
‘In the final days of this very close race, every citizen must be aware of the power and responsibility of each individual vote. This is not the time to cast a jocular or feel-good vote for a man whom you may have briefly found entertaining. Donald Trump should not, cannot, and must not be elected President of the United States.’
Featured image via Getty Images/Bill McCay.