Not long ago, rumors began flying that Jeb Bush was considering taking his vote out of his party, and handing it to the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. While nothing has come of that news yet, one Bush has decided to throw in with the Libertarians.
Marvin Bush, the youngest son of George H. W. Bush, has declared that Johnson is the President for him.
“I’m voting libertarian, 100 percent, these two guys — and nobody knows about them, people think it is sort of a wasted vote — but, both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful, two-term governors who balanced their budgets,” said Marvin on a DC radio show. “So they’re fiscally conservative and their essential message is get bureaucracy off our backs. It used to be a part of what the Republicans believed.”
He’s especially not buying the lie that a vote for Johnson is only going to hurt Trump.
“I don’t necessarily buy it, first of all, I want to have a conscience,” said Bush. “I want honest leadership. I want proven effective people running this country and so, I want to be able to go to bed at night and so I don’t really care about that.”
You can listen to the interview below.
With one Bush brother backing the Libertarians, this might be the push needed to put Jeb over the edge. If that does happen, it may not result in too many following him into Gary’s camp, but it will result in a ton of publicity for Johnson.
If Marvin’s announcement generates the amount of buzz it has, who knows how much Jeb’s endorsement will net?
Johnson continues to rack up the endorsements from high profile names, including recently Glenn Beck, Drew Carey, and the now former vice chair of the DC GOP.