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August 25, 2019

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Mitt Romney Endorses Gary Johnson? What Does This Mean for Third Parties?

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for this election cycle, is pretty much the last hope for anyone looking for a third party candidacy worth a damn. For independents angry with both established parties in this bipartisan-controlled government, longtime Republicans who feel as if their party has been hijacked by Trump, and progressives who feel disillusioned enough to vote third party just to make Hillary Clinton cry, the guy on everyone’s mind is Gary Johnson.

Donald Trump and His Failed Businesses

Like many companies led by Trump beforehand, his campaign is biting the dust in terms of generating profit. Just as his previous endeavors — Trump Taj Mahal in 1991, Trump Plaza Hotel in 1992, Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts in 2004, and Trump Entertainment Resorts in 2009 — it seems as if his campaign is struggling through financial problems and falling short of expectations in the first quarter of the general election. So, let me be clear, Donald is a terrible businessman. Although he claims to be left and right, most of his companies have fallen flat on their faces. So, lets look at his business flops. From terrible management to struggling markets, here’s where The Donald failed to prove “how great” of a businessman he claims to be.

Donald Trump’s Possible Vice Presidents

So, with that in mind, Donald Trump’s VP nominee might be what completely changes the course of his “unelectable” and “doomed from the start” campaign. Many Democrats don’t believe Trump could ever possibly beat either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, but an outstanding Vice Presidential candidate on the Trump ticket could very well effectively attract Bernie or Bust voters while simultaneously splitting the Democratic Party. So, let’s break down some of the possible names that Trump has either considers or might very well have on his desk at Trump Tower. Here are Donald Trump’s possible Vice Presidents.

John Kasich

Kasich is Out, Trump is The Nominee

Kasich was literally fourth place in a two person race in terms of delegates, only 17% of the way towards the nomination with more than 233% needed in order to surpass Trump — mathematically impossible. Kasich and Cruz’s pathetic alliance didn’t add up to anything, as expected. John Kasich didn’t do much in this campaign cycle. He made it to the very final two before dropping out, however; which is something when you realize the massive amount of people who failed before him.

What Michigan Means For Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary — 50 percent to Hillary’s 48 percent. This isn’t something huge, mind you. The delegate count is still far and few in between, with Sanders needing landslide victories in future states to stay afloat. Not a single poll, however, has given Sanders any chance of victory in Michigan. The closest had Clinton leading by five percentage points, but the average poll had her leading 20+. Sanders’s win, as said by FiveThirtyEight (who predicted a less than one percent chance for Sanders to win Michigan), is the greatest polling upset in modern political history.