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r3volution 3.0
09-05-2016, 05:49 PM
A prominent Virginia newspaper has endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson for president, giving a rebuke to the deeply unpopular major party candidates while trying to boost the third party contender's long-shot bid just weeks before the first presidential debate.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch's endorsement is the first from a major newspaper for the former New Mexico governor, who is running out of time to reach the polling threshold necessary to join Hillary Clinton (http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/whitehouse/hillary-clinton.htm) and Donald Trump (http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/donald-trump.htm) on the main debate stage this fall.

"Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president," the editorial begins. "Fortunately, there is a reasonable -- and formidable -- alternative."

The paper, which has endorsed the Republican nominee for president every year for the last three decades, hailed Johnson's stances for limited government, social tolerance and individual freedom.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/major-virginia-newspaper-endorses-gary-johnson-president/story?id=41861544

puppetmaster
09-05-2016, 06:51 PM
So this establishment rag chose not to endorse Trump and instead endorsed Clinton without having to admit they are bought and paid for.