The 2020 Presidential Election will be one of the most contentious in American History. With President Trump on the verge of being impeached by the House of Representatives today and the Democrats gearing up to find their candidate, this could be a pivotal election for a third party.
However, the Libertarian Party is failing to garner a viable candidate to put in front of the American electorate. If you look at the list of candidates vying for the LP nomination it is almost a laughing matter. They still hold up candidates like Vermin Supreme because they think it is funny, but as a Libertarian I don’t find the humor.
The LP needs a candidate that will capture the spotlight in face of the partisan bickering we see in Washington and shine a light for the voters that will give them hope. As of right now the only current candidate that I can see have any chance in the LP is Jacob Hornberger. The problem with him, is the name recognition that he will spend months working for.
The leadership of the party needs to be taking an active role to find someone that will bring forward the great political philosophy of our time. The party drags their feet and lets the crazy elements control so much of their time they can’t focus on the actual reason to have a political party. To win elections!
There are Liberty minded candidates out there that need to run for President. Trump has done so much damage to the Constitution and our Liberty that someone needs to stand up that can take him and the Democrats on during the election. As of right now that person doesn’t exist in the LP.
Justin Amash is the closest thing we have to a viable candidate, but its a waiting game to see if he will actually pull the trigger.