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The Freedom Party has finished its review of the four Presidential Candidates, and have issued our independent assessment.
2016 is a particularly difficult election to assess because of the poor News Media (we hesitate to call it “News”) bias against all non-Democrat Party candidates.
To be honest and completely open, we have concluded that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WVA should have been the Democrat Party candidate – who would have drawn our support and likely endorsement. But as the Democratic Party emails have shown: the Fix was in.
Unfortunately, the Party nominated Ms. Clinton. We have independently concluded:
- Ms. Clinton has intentionally lied to Congress and the People (Classified E-Mails; Benghazi video).
- Mr. and Ms. Clinton had an income of $38M in 2015 while both were unemployed. Ms. Clinton apparently used her office as Secretary of State for personal monetary gain. Ms. Clinton knew or should have known these actions are illegal.
- Besides the “pay-to-play” aspect, the Clinton Foundation also raised Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from countries who murder LGBTs and abuse of Women. And the Foundation apparently paid out less than 25% in raised contributions for the Haitian Earthquake Relief while keeping 75% for the Foundation. The Foundation is clearly not humanitarian.
- Ms. Clinton’s, as Senator and Secretary of State, performed poorly. Ms. Clinton has not distinguished herself with any major legislation or Treaty/Negotiations success.
We believe Ms. Clinton is such a disreputable candidate that all Democrats should be ashamed. The only votes she will get will be from “Team Democrats” who would literally vote Democrat NO MATTER WHAT. We conclude that Ms. Clinton should not be elected based on her failures of Honesty, Integrity, and an inability to collaborate with non-Far Left Liberals/Progressives.
Mr. Trump is certainly an outsider, who does not use Politically Correct speech, and who has alienated the Far Left Liberals/Progressives and the Far Right Neo-Cons. Perhaps for those reasons alone, he is worthy of consideration and election.
We have concluded based on facts that Mr. Trump is not a Racist, nor is he a Fascist. Those charges are baseless and demean Democrats. Mr. Trump has an excellent record on Women’s Issues (i.e., equal pay for equal work occurs in his Business). Mr. Trump is brutally honest and does not “sugar coat” or “pander to” groups. That is viewed as both a strength and a weakness.
We have concluded that Mr. Trump’s main focus on JOBS and FULL EMPLOYMENT through growth in the Private Sector is the most important differentiation in his candidacy, and makes him worthy of consideration and election.
Mr. Trump’s outsider status is a weakness in International Politics, yet many such Presidents have been successful (i.e., Reagan). His business experience, however, is impressive and could be important in restoring the economy.
Mr. Trump’s negotiating positions on immigration, trade, and foreign policy are Populist positions and likely to be modified somewhat if he is elected. His outreach to address Inner City unemployment and crime, was unexpected of a Republican. His “Pro-American” focus reflects the values of main-stream citizens. His support of the LBGT Community was also unexpected of a Republican.
We believe that Mr. Trump’s Populist appeal is genuine, he is qualified, and that he is a viable candidate.
The Libertarian Party is seeing a larger than normal surge in support. We conclude there are two reasons for this new support: (1) the “fix” against Sen. Bernie Sanders has attracted many disenfranchised Democrats; and (2) the “News” media attacks and disinformation against the Republican candidate.
Mr. Johnson is a viable candidate who is very similar to Mr. Trump in most political views.
Mr. Johnson differs from Mr. Trump in several areas: immigration (vague); border security (would not secure the border); legalize Marijuana; legalize prostitution; and blames the high incarceration rate on the legal system.
Mr. Johnson is similar to Mr. Trump in that both have no foreign policy experience, but like Mr. Trump that could be an asset. However, Mr. Johnson has not been as aggressive in supporting trade reform. Mr. Johnson’s positions are available on his website:
We believe that Mr. Johnson is qualified and that he is a viable candidate. However, because of the Constitutional role of the Electoral College and the fact that he is NOT leading in a single state, there is currently virtually zero chance of him being elected. We suggest Libertarian voters consider voting for Mr. Trump (who have more similarities than any of the other candidates) IF Mr. Johnson’s November 1 poll numbers indicate he cannot carry several States.
The Green Party is, similar to the Libertarian Party, with Ms. Stein’s appeal coming from: (1) the “fix” against Sen. Bernie Sanders which has attracted many disenfranchised Democrats; and (2) the “News” media attacks and disinformation against the Republican candidate.
Ms. Stein is a viable candidate who is very similar to Sen. Bernie Sanders on a wide range of issues. Ms. Stein’s positions are essentially Socialist, wanting large government, and more taxes and spending. Ms. Stein’s positions are succinctly stated on her website:
As a physician, Ms. Stein is like Mr. Trump in being a political outsider and her outsider status is a weakness in International Politics, yet many such Presidents have been successful (i.e., Reagan).
Ms. Stein’s positions are unique and are representative of her constituents. As such, we encourage Ms. Stein to aggressively campaign and to continue to build her party. It is likely that disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters can “send a strong message” to the Democrat Party by supporting Ms. Stein.