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Wall Street Journal Covers LP Supporting PAC: “Like Tinder, Not Gross, Can Save America”

Balanced RebelionIn an article by Michelle Hackman titled “Match Game: Website Promises Guilt-Free Voting for Gary Johnson: ‘It’s like Tinder, but not gross, and it can save America,” published by the Wall Street Journal late last week, the Libertarian Party supporting SuperPAC, ALTERNATIVE PAC’s, Balanced Rebellion strategy is explicated as follows:

“The Balanced Rebellion effort aims to pair Democrats who had resigned themselves to voting for Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump with Republican voters who were planning to cast ballots for Mr. Trump to block Mrs. Clinton. . . . The website then matches members with opposite viewpoints from the same states, so when the two head to the polls for Mr. Johnson, they negate one another. For example, a Florida voter who deeply dislikes Mr. Trump would be paired with a Florida voter who deeply dislikes Mrs. Clinton. The super PAC, Alternative PAC, wants to draw in Democrats and Republicans who would like to vote for Mr. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, but worry their vote for him would merely help the candidate they most disdain win the election. . . . To promote the campaign, the group created a comedic video featuring Abraham Lincoln weighing the choices voters face this year and recommending Mr. Johnson.”

The full article can be read HERE.

The utterly snarky “Dead Abe” video, offers such memorable lines as:

“One cheats and the other eats Muslims”

“Hillary’s policies are the same as Dick Cheney’s, except Cheney supported gay marriage sooner.”

“Splitting the nation in two, but what do I know about that?”

“The Third Party has an actual shot; the only shot I had was at Ford’s Theater. . . too soon?”

For the video, “What Abe Lincoln Prophesied about Trump and Hillary,” a chance to save America, and a either a good laugh or a groan or perhaps both, click below.

About Post Author

Joseph Buchman

Joe is a retired, formerly tenured professor of marketing and finance with a passion for adventure travel, chasing total solar eclipses, and Burning Man. He is a long-time volunteer with the Sundance Film Festival, former Chair of the Utah Libertarian Party, former Chair of the LP Platform Committee, and former Chair and three-term member of the LP's financial Audit Committee. Joe and Cindy have raised four highly successful children, several cats, and yet have generally failed miserably with every houseplant ever gifted to them.

One Comment

  1. Steven Wilson Steven Wilson August 29, 2016

    The video is beautifully done. The marketing strategy behind it is complete.


    The idea of the website is like Harmony; except, instead of dating, it centers on voting. I never thought I would see both major parties field such horrible candidates that such a measure would be required.

    Another round.

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