It is true that independent and third party candidates rarely win a presidential election race, yet amongst the democrats and republicans, one seeds highly competitive candidates fighting against the odds to make it as relative outsiders in what is considered to be a two-party party. But, the main question here is, who are these somewhat less publicized parties and what have they been up to during the 2016 election campaign. Well, the following lines are going to be about the independents in the race.
The Libertarian Party
Robert David Steele, Gary Johnson, and the most famous candidate of their party, Jesse Ventura, the Governor of Minnesota have all thrown their hats in and have publicly expressed their interest in running as the presidential candidate for the party. Gary Johnson, who is the governor of New Mexico is kicking his campaign off with a lawsuit that calls for the right of third parties to take part in presidential election debates.
The Green Party
As the name implies, the Green Party has one goal, and that’s to call for a sustainable economy, whilst working to improve the climate. Jill Stein, a doctor by profession, has been elected to fight for the cause of the Green party. While Stein wasn’t successful during the 2012 elections, this time around, she seems to have an advantage, especially since Americans are proving to be much more open to change than they were four years ago.
The American Freedom Party
Bob Whitaker has been elected by the American Freedom Party as their presidential candidate for the 2016 elections. According to reports, the party has ramped up its campaigns during recent weeks in the Pacific North West to increase their odds at winning. To make things a bit interesting, the party has also been in talks to create an alliance with the Council of Conservative Citizens to boost their chances in 2016.
So, these are the ‘other guys’ in the presidential campaign of 2016. Who do you think you’ll vote for?