Joe Scarborough: Independent Conservative Evan McMullin will announce candidacy for president.

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  1. Diamond Jim

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    Evan McMullin, the chief policy director for Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, will offer discontented members of his party an option this November by launching an independent, conservative bid for president.

    “In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up," McMullin said in a statement to ABC News. "It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President.”

    McMullin, who has never held elected office, was an operations officer for the CIA for 11 years from 1999 to 2010, according to his LinkedIn page. He earned an MBA in 2011 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the alma mater of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, as a volunteer refugee resettlement officer for the United Nations and as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/evan-mcmullin-2016-presidential-run-226784#ixzz4GkRb1k8s

    He is Mormon. Utah is in play.
     
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    The GOP is fucked.

    The union of evangelicals, wall street billionaires, and warhawks never made any sense to begin with.
     
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    So the asstablishment tries to derail Trump by buying this poop in the hopes of getting the Mormon vote away from him.

    Very skittish.
     
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    How is he going to get on the ballot for all 50 States in a few weeks?
     
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    Being a mormon is fucking death to a presidential run....period. Those people while nice or banging sister wives are just fucking insane.
     
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    I believe it has to be done through the courts at this point. From what I remember when guys like Bloomberg were considering third party was its costly, but not impossible.
     
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    Romney is a well known Mormon and he was within 3-4 points of the presidency.
     
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    no he wasn't
    romney got destroyed
    not even close

    all I got to say is Ben Shapiro 2020!!!!
     
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    What?

    Popular vote Obama 65,915,796 Romney 60,933,500
    Percentage 51.1% 47.2%
     
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    You had me at Goldman Sachs and CIA.

    Third party candidates are screwed in the US. The two major parties have too much money and have received free media attention and publicity for months.
     
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    Trump better be careful, this dude I never heard of might steal hundreds of votes away from Trump.
     
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    Waiting for the first Trump supporter to explain how this guy's going to steal votes from Clinton and Trump's going to win...
     
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    lol, i've never heard of the guy and i'm a pretty informed person. and if i don't know, then millions of conservatives that only get their news from fox news or the crazy homeless guy that talks on the corner definitely never heard of this guy. and no name recognition at this stage of the game means he's not any kind of threat.

    this is like when bill kristol was bragging that david french was gonna run and that he would be a conservative savior. yea, nobody knew who the fuck that guy was and that tiny headline had about 15 mins of traction when it came out back in like early june.

    only one that "may" get some votes is gary johnson because he's always doing it, and he was at least a governor at one point so he has some name recognition. but libertarians are a fringe breed, and gary johnson himself isn't particularly charismatic or interesting - quite the opposite, he's a huge fuckin dork that makes tim kaine look like the lady's man. but, johnson does have some name recognition and a good reputation.

    the success of trump though depends entirely on him. if he keeps picking fights with people like the khan family, or not endorsing key republican figures in their reelection bids, then yea, his campaign is gonna tank. if somehow he gets it on track, stops saying stupid shit and can actually perform in a debate with some substance, he can still have a shot. but he can't waltz into the debates and just harass the shit out of clinton, this is the general election. if he can't demonstrate a knowledge of issues and policies other than a big fuckin wall and bring jobs back to america, then his poll numbers will tank all the more.
     
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    Romney officially lost when Ohio went Obama.

    Mittens wanted to concede right at that moment, but Karl Rove was in possession of the remote control for Romney's obedience collar and wouldn't let him call it quits until 11:30PM.
     
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    Dude, you've never heard of McLovin?
     
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    And here I was thinking that there possibly could not be anything more lame than the last "impressive candidate beamed to us straight from planet GOP" who turned out to be someone who no one has ever heard about and BANG!
     
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    We don't elect presidents by popular vote. But that ^ is still a pretty wide margin, relatively speaking.

    As far as electoral votes, R Money got his ass handed to him. It wasn't John McCain level, but it was a yuge loss.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ly-shows-obama-first-since-56-to-win-51-twice

    Romney could have even won California (55) and still would've lost. Or he could've won Virginia (13) Ohio (18) AND Florida (29), and still would've lost.
     
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    I'm not saying he almost won or anything.. just that if he could do that well against Obama, one of the greatest public speakers and campaigners of our generation, if not all time, he'd have done a lot better than other GOP candidates this year.
     
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