Secretary Clinton is going to ask all of her supporters to vote for Gary Johnson, sources inside the campaign say, in an effort to give her supporters a candidate that can both support their stated views of inclusiveness AND actually win the presidency, considering the current state of the race and the scandals.
Johnson, who leads in the polls with active military, independents, and millennials, seems to be the country's best shot at getting a president who advocates being responsible with money, while having no interest in telling you how to live your life.
Clinton, sources have confided only to Going Galt, is concerned that the most recent email scandal will prevent most of the country from being able to vote for her with a clear conscience.
On Friday, FBI Director James Comey submitted a letter to Congress, and the Select Committee on Intelligence, alerting the nation that the FBI found more emails that "appear to be pertinent to the investigation" into Clinton. Director Comey had previously testified that the investigation is complete, but an unrelated investigation has not turned up previously undiscovered evidence.
The FBI is investigating Anthony Weiner for texting sexual content to an underage girl. In the investigation, the FBI searched a computer owned by Huma Abedin, Weiners wife and top aide to Clinton. The FBI claims that there are tens of thousands of additional emails on Abedin's laptop. The content of the emails is unknown, at this time.
This is not good news for Secretary Clinton, who has been accused of misdeed after misdeed this election season. This is the second instance of email scandal--in the first, Clinton carelessly mishandled classified documents; some say it's a scandal all by itself that many people have done far less than Clinton, and received far more punishment. In the "Pay for Play" scandal, Clinton stands accused of selling influence inside the American government, in exchange for "donations" to the Clinton Foundation, which some say is just a profit-making enterprise for the Clinton family, and their friends.
Mr. Trump, Clinton's primary opponent this cycle, likewise has battled a series of accusations. After a decade-old recording was released showing the businessman discussing coming onto women (very strongly), a dozen women came forward accusing him of inappropriately touching them over the years.
Meanwhile, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, while certainly a weird guy, manages to both keep his hands to himself AND not be corrupt.
Still, it's an unusual turn of events. The Clinton campaign has been quite supportive of measures that would lead to more war for the United States, and Johnson has, instead, been very vocal about avoiding war, simplifying taxes and regulations, and growing the economy.
We're left with the speculation that, perhaps, Secretary Clinton has one opinion she shares publicly, and one she keeps in confidence--and we, at Going Galt, thank her if this is her "private" opinion.
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