In a little over two months people here in the United States will be heading to the polls and voting for the next President. Before you tally your vote for either of the candidates the major parties have saddled us with do yourself, and your country, a favor and take a long look at the third party candidates. Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, maybe you could find someone you like and respect and cast your vote for them.
Worst major party candidates ever
In #Election 2016 there are many people who strongly dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and really, who can blame them? On the right is a guy that has no experience in politics, and just to let you know President of the United States is not an entry level position, and also has a tendency to stick his foot in his mouth every time he speaks.
On the left we have a woman who has been around the world of politics for a long time and a new scandal seems to pop up every week or so. Supporters will say she is innocent of all the charges, but at what point do you say enough is enough because usually where there is smoke there is fire.
You're wasting your vote
That is the line they always feed you when you talk bout voting for a third party candidate. Even if your preferred choice doesn't win since when is voting your conscience a waste. Isn't it better to throw your support behind someone you actually believe in rather than for Trump because you have had enough of Hillary or for Clinton because it is better to go with the devil you know than the devil you don't know?
The major parties want to control everything so it will be interesting to see if they even let third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein join the debates. The debate committee says that a candidate must be polling at least 15 percent to get invited to the stage. As of early August Johnson was polling a just 10 percent. Stein was at five percent.
A step in the right direction
If you vote for a third party candidate and they don't win you are at least sending a message that the two party system we have is antiquated and needs to change. Also if an outside candidate gets enough support the new president has to be aware of that group and realize they matter and have a voice, a voice that needs to be listened to. Finally a vote for a third party candidate may be the next step we need to take in a longer journey. After four years of whatever major party candidate wins there will surely be pieces that need to be picked up and a strong showing this year just might be what makes others believe that a third party candidate winning isn't just a fantasy.
The only people that seem to truly support either Trump or Clinton are their families or those on their payroll. Don't fall into the trap that you need to vote for one or the other, there are other, better, choices out there.