05-03-2016, 10:55 PM
Yep. There are lots of writers and GOP bloggers who are itching for an alternative right now. They're not as influential as say, Hannity, but people read their blogs and many of them have day jobs as businessmen and attorneys and they have lots of disposable income, to say nothing of the Koch brothers (for better or worse). I won't put it past the National Review to endorse Johnson over Trump.
Petersen lacks name recognition, and MacAfee is too much of gadfry.
I respectfully understand why associating with such people would turn your stomach. But understand opportunities like to gain inroads in American political mainstream DO NOT COME ALONG EVERY FOUR YEARS. If we pass this opportunity by, Senator Sasse might get the aforementioned support, 25% of the general electorate vote (or more) and become reap of the benefits of being the kingmaker.