Donald Trump may be toast.
Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.
William Weld said his "full attention" is on stopping Donald Trump.
That's why the ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld is doing so well--for a third party. Regardless of whether or not one likes them--I do--they have done something important, something with long term consequences. These two ex-governors have been hammering on a central them--you can have BOTH social freedom and economic freedom.
Gary Johnson and William Weld will take questions.
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After a raucous national convention in Orlando over Memorial Day weekend, the country's third largest political party chose the first nominees of 2016: former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will run for president with the Libertarian Party as he did in 2012.
After overcoming a contested convention, the party now needs to scale up fast enough to make a difference in the November election.
At the party's convention this weekend, activists were not happy with the leading candidate's libertarian credentials.
America is ready for a real third party. It may not be the Libertarian Party -- which also has to battle it's own ideologues within the party -- but if one does come into existence it will have to embrace the middle ground of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.