It a tough day for the NeverTrump crowd. What will they pin their hopes on after this?
Do you know one of those few people that was making a hope-against-hope vote for a third party?
Johnson, for instance?
Forget that he keeps talking crazy.
Forget that he gets ‘triggered’ by the words ‘illegal immigrant’.
Forget that he would favor forcing Jews to make Birthday cakes.
He was still their ‘last best hope’. They were stoked. They had signs and everything:
He was going to bring the REAL issues to bear in the debates.
Except for one hitch. He’s not going to the debates.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein failed to make the cut for the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Friday afternoon, in a significant blow for their campaigns.
Though Johnson and Stein satisfied two of the criteria necessary to participate – that they be constitutionally eligible and have achieved ballot access in a sufficient number of states to win a theoretical Electoral College majority – neither met the threshold on polling.
The commission said Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been formally invited to participate in the first presidential debate later this month, while their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, have been invited to participate in the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4.
So really, it’s all over except the crying.
Your move, NeverTrumpers!