Libertarian candidate for President, Gary Johnson, is enjoying some of the limelight not usually experienced by third parties during election season.
Admittedly, a lot of that attention comes in the form of people just straight up not liking the Republican or Democrat candidates. In fact, Trump and Clinton’s disapproval ratings are so high that most people voting for them don’t even really want them in office, they’re just voting to keep the other option out.
With that in mind, one group decided to help people move away from the candidates they hate and help get Gary Johnson the vote.
BalancedRebellion.com came up with a system that allows Republicans and Democrats who mutually hate their candidates come together to vote for Johnson, and balance out the scales so that neither party gets the benefit of a lopsided vote. It’s a pretty fun system that pairs you with a Democrat in your area, and makes you feel better about leaving your party to vote for Johnson.
But while the site alone is a pretty good idea, it’s the video promoting the site that sells.
Acting as part promotion for the site, and part campaign ad for Gary Johnson, Balanced Rebellion has “Dead Abe Lincoln” get up as their spokesman and give one of the most hilarious speeches I’ve seen this election season. In it, he reminds you that this year you’ve been screwed, that you don’t have to vote for someone you hate, and that Abe Lincoln himself was third party when he was elected.
“You have to choose between a corrupt president, and a crazy president. Like a two horse race where one horse cheats, and the other one eats Muslims.” said Dead Abe Lincoln.
“There’s Hillary, who’s like a Monopoly player using her get out of jail free card, then a rig an election card, and make millions on political favors card,” he continues. “And Trump, who’s like if your racist uncle got drunk and ran for President, then the nation got drunk and said that guy should nuclear bombs.”
While being funny, it doesn’t just promote the site. It also gives a very good explanation as to why you should vote for Johnson over the other two. So if you’re looking for a good five minute video that will help convince your friends and family to leave the false safety of their mainstream party, this is the video to do it.