By Bob Owens
The 2016 Presidential election features Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, and more than likely Hillary Clinton as the Democrat nominee, if she can avoid a felony indictment. These are the two most unliked candidates since “unfavorability” ratings started being tracked. Intense voter dislike for both candidates would seem to have created a “perfect storm” for a viable third party candidacy, and it appeared that the Libertarian Party might finally be positioned to make some gains.
Then Gary Johnson happened.
The popular former Governor of New Mexico handily won the Libertarian Party nomination at their convention over the weekend with 49.51% of the vote, while rising star Austin Peterson came in a distant second with 21.30% of the vote.
According to libertarian site Liberty Hangout, Peterson publicly gave Johnson a flintlock pistol as a symbol of party unity. Johnson’s alleged response was revolting.
While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by his word by endorsing Johnson after he won the candidacy.
As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washington’s flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austin’s full support in the general election. Tearing up …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms