Trump’s losing anyway, so vote third-party

Why not Evan McMullin

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article represent those of the author. As a publication, we have not chosen to endorse a candidate at this time, but being against both Trump and Clinton makes the following perspective pertinent.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McG

It has been the realization of many that Trump is merely in this race to help Comrade Clinton win. This couldn’t have been more evident than the final debate of this abhorrent election cycle. This was his do or die moment, the point where he could have made a miraculous comeback in this race. But that is now all but lost. Instead Trump refused to learn from his mistakes, and while he did marginally better than his past performances, it was too little too late.

In recent days, Trump has been degenerating at a faster rate than Comrade Clinton, and therefore we all have an opportunity to turn this execrable mess into something positive. Both of these “top” two contenders seem to be in a race to the bottom; testing which is more corrupt, crazy or both– with Trump having the edge at the moment. We’re seeing his poll number drop faster than Bill Clinton’s pants in an Arkansas hotel room.. (sorry for That mental image).

Strangely enough, before the first debate, Mr. Trump had momentum while under the advice of Roger Ailes to keep his mouth under control and act presidential. His poll numbers were improving. The situation looked much brighter and pollsters were giving him far better odds of winning. If he had prepared for that debate and kept control of his mouth, at this point, he could have been on a winning streak. Momentum and proper messaging could’ve forced Hillary’s issue into focus, instead of his.

But he failed to prepare and jettisoned his winning strategy in favour of his old way of losing. He’s gone back to his tried and true verbal diarrhea and unforced errors. He’s displaying the classic sign of insanity as epitomised by Albert Einstein: “doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

Or perhaps that was the intention all along…

So with Trump’s plunge in the polls, everyone now has a golden opportunity to make a real difference. For most of this cycle, the ‘binary choice’ mantra has dominated the conversation. The clarion call to support the lesser of two evils began long before it was in actuality. Of course, this happens every election cycle with supporters of an early ‘frontrunner’ jumping to lock everyone else out of the race. (Please refer back to the aforementioned Einstein quotation on insanity.)

One only had to look past Trump’s myriad flaws and foibles to keep Comrade Clinton out of the White House. Any other choice would see her win. Thus any criticism, comment or even doubt, somehow meant you supposedly favoured her; so sayeth the Trumpers from on high. Any interest in a third-party candidate was met with jeers saying they cannot win and thus you were wasting your vote. But now with Trump on his self imposed losing streak, that has all changed. Each day polls and analysis show him well beyond any hope of winning, baring some form of miracle.

So if the man is going to lose anyway, why waste your precious vote on a lost cause? We’ve got nothing left to lose so why not vote third-party?

The best choice, if he’s on the ballot in your state, would have to be Evan McMullin. This is a decent man who has put forward a set of principles and is the polar opposite of the “top” contenders: Principles for New American Leadership

Barring that, one can vote Gary Johnson and at least make your vote count for something. The binary choice line of reasoning will yield a Hillary presidency, so why not jettison it just as Trump did with his winning strategy?

Tocer1

As an engineer by training and student of history by avocation, I've always been fascinated by the interaction of technological advances and the march of history. My love/hate relationship with differential equations has taught me that one can use the initial conditions of the present to extrapolate events in the near term balanced with the knowledge of the past. History can inform those willing to listen as to what will happen in the future because the laws of human natural are as immutable as the elegant equations of Newtonian physics. In many ways political struggles can be distilled down to a conflict between individual and collective rights. I tend to favour the former rather than the later. Therefore I view the common sense civil right of self defense as the last bulwark of liberty for a free people. Giving up that basic civil right is a mistake free people can only make once. Over the decades of my life I have noticed that collectivists tend to cloak their ideology under ever changing deceptive labels while they falsely perpetrate old failed and discredited ideas as new in the name of ‘progress’. The actions and agendas with regard to individual versus collective rights are vastly more indicative than the political labels taken on by some. For the sake of simplicity I could describe myself as a Conservative. But the phrase ‘classic liberal’ also applies…

5 Comments
  1. I agree.

    McMullin could even win. The most likely way would be a deadlocked electoral college, caused by a close race between Trump and Clinton, with McMullin winning Utah. Ironically, this requires Trump to do better than expected around the country, which could lead some McMullin supporters to consider voting for Trump in some swing states to help him achieve the deadlock. I think this is a very bad idea. It could backfire if Trump did better than expected in other states, and we could get President Trump. So the only reason to vote for Trump in my opinion is that you want Trump to be President. If you want McMullin to be president vote for McMullin.

    There is also another way McMullin could win — the collapse of Trump’s candidacy and the rush to McMullin as the only choice for conservatives and anti-Clinton independents. You would think that if it were going to happen it would have happened already, but who knows? Let’s face it, Trump should never have been considered for the nominiation. His past and his outrageous statements would have disqualified anyone else, and should have disqualified him. The implosion could happen in a number of ways. It could happen extremely rapidly, or could be a tipping point thing over several days. And growing support for McMullin (taking from Trump) could help bring it about. Sure it is an extreme long-shot, made even tougher by his status as a write in candidate in many states, and not even available to write in in about 5 states. But there is a non-zero chance of Trump imploding, and with Hillary so extremely unpopular, and Johnson not being seen as a viable choice by conservatives, McMullin would have a chance if it happens.

    McMullin 2016

  2. ⚠If you are Gay, Why are you voting for Hillary when she wants to bring in thousands of refugees that believe all Gays should be executed?👁
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    ⚠If you are a Christian, Why are you voting for Hillary Clinton when she wrote her Senior thesis on Saul Alinsky who dedicated his book ‘Rules for Radicals’ to Lucifer (the Devil)? She says he was, and still is her mentor.👁
    ⚠If you are a Veteran, in the Military, or closely related to a Military member, Why are you voting for Hillary when she left those men to die in Benghazi and had the nerve to lie about it over and over again? They called for help but the help was told to stand down.👁
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  3. this a fraud. Trump is not losing, he is going to be our next president. Whoever wrote this article is in denial. Hillary Clinton is nothing but a criminal. Nice try, we “deplorables” aren’t so gullible.

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