I don't understand how the LP could do so many things wrong with such an opportunity. They claim that this ticket, Johnson-Weld, will be more appealing to a wider audience, but I don't see how. The only people I know that considered "switching" did so to consider Austin Petersen, and won't vote for Johnson. They somehow think that compromising is a winning strategy. Did they forget that they already ran the compromise ticket in 2012 and it didn't perform? Are they forgetting that if someone wants to compromise, the LP isn't the party they'll land on? Not to mention the shitshow of a convention. And Gary throwing Austin's congratulatory gift in the trash after receiving it, that's a real classy candidate those morons picked. I don't understand these people. They're clearly not thinking things through.
I don't believe Gary's compromising stances will be much help in getting people to switch, I think he's just going to be a protest vote collector. True, there may be more protest votes this election than previous ones, but that's no victory of Gary's, he's basically just acting like the vote garbage can in that case. AP was building a coalition - I saw it with my own eyes.