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NeverTrump Libertarian Justin Amash Looking at Spoiler Presidential Campaign

The spoiler campaign no one asked for.

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Michigan Independent libertarian congressman Justin Amash confirmed he’s considering a presidential campaign in a Monday night tweet.

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The former Republican was driven out of the party for supporting Robert Mueller’s hoax witch hunt in July of 2019, later going on to advocate for President Donald Trump’s impeachment for temporarily suspending foreign aid to Ukraine.

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He’s remade himself into a Democrat favorite, conveniently providing moralistic condemnations of Trump when it suits the political interests of the Left. But Amash’s consideration of an independent presidential campaign could potentially make him into a Mitt Romney figure, posing a problem for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and stringent ‘vote blue’ neoliberal Democrats.

A potential Amash independent (or Libertarian Party) presidential campaign could provide the Michigan member of Congress with a convenient way to avoid competing in an upcoming election for his House seat. Amash will compete on the ballot as an independent, but polling for his prospects in a GOP primary(when he was still in the party) showed Amash trailing well behind two Republican candidates for the house seat, state representatives Jim Lower and Lynn Afendoulis.

If Amash declined to run for reelection in Michigan’s 3rd District for the nominal purposes of a presidential campaign, he’d conveniently avoid the possibility of facing an embarrassing defeat to a Republican challenger in the red district.

There’s still a strong libertarian element within the Republican Party, represented by legislators such as Rand Paul and Thomas Massie. But Amash’s promotion of Russia and impeachment hysteria places him well within the political parameters of the Democratic or Libertarian parties.

Amash says he’s examining the prospect of a presidential campaign this week. We’ll probably know soon if he’s just playing with the idea, or if he seriously intends to make a go at it as either an independent or a Libertarian candidate.

 

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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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