The 2020 Presidential election is heating up with the Democratic Primary spear heading the most anticipated election of recent history. With over 20 candidates seeking their nomination everyone is trying to unseat Donald Trump who unexpectedly rose to power in the 2016 election.
That election saw the biggest success the Libertarian party ever had with Governor Gary Johnson receiving over 3% of the total popular vote which equated to over 4.4 million votes. Many Libertarians had hoped for more in the 2016 election, but history shows that the success that Johnson gained was historical.
Now, we are at the 2020 election cycle and the Libertarian Party once again has the potential to make history, but they are lacking something very important. A viable candidate!
Here are your top candidates for the Libertarian Party. Adam Kokesh, Arvin Vohra, John Mcafee, and Vermin Supreme. I can tell you right now that if one of these is the choice for the Libertarian Party it is going to be hard for me to support the Libertarian candidate for President.
Nobody currently running for President in the Libertarian Party has the ability to gather national attention and has no way of making a dent in the national electoral process.
The Libertarian Party needs somebody that can cause a stir and present themselves in a way that convinces people that the party is serious about politics and running candidates for national office. The hope is someone like Justin Amash who is a sitting U.S. Congressman, and has recently resigned from the Republican Party, steps up and seeks the nomination of the largest third party in America. There has to be a reason for the media to cover the Libertarian candidate and as of right now that will not happen with the current slate of candidates.
It is time for party leadership to step up and recruit someone to run for President that will actually get people to notice. Too often does party leadership care more about principles than actually winning elections. Yes, principle matters and should never be compromised, but they spend too much time nitpicking every aspect of a candidates position that they are missing the bigger picture. Trying to convince people to vote for the Libertarian Party and join. If this doesn’t happen then all the party is going to be is that annoying person always screaming for someone to listen to them.