Just three days after nominating their electors, South Dakota Libertarians have landed their first big endorsement from a never-Trump Republican. Appalled by Donald Trump’s attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, not to mention his failure to represent his party’s “spiritual, political, or constitutional values,” long-time Republican legislator and money man Stanford Adelstein is urging his fellow Republicans to vote for the Libertarian Presidential/VP ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld:
The Johnson-Weld ticket will appear on the ballot in all fifty states for the Libertarian Party. In Johnson we have opportunity to vote for a leader whose values are in-step with our own. With Johnson on our ballot we can enter the voting booth with excitement to cast our vote for a president with the experience, heart, and judgement that this country needs [Stanford Adelstein, “Attacking a Patriot Mother’s Tears,” A Way to Go, 2016.08.02].
Adelstein hasn’t shied away from equating Trumpism and fascism. Now he says Trumpism is bad enough that Republicans should abandon their nominee and vote Libertarian.
Libertarians, are you ready to ride that wave? Team Hillary, are you?