First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.We've passed stage one, and we're somewhere between two and three.
Both NPR and Slate go out of their way to "explain" to that Gary Johnson's libertarian message is a passing phenomenon, not to be taken seriously.
And, as The Daily Beast points out, the GOP-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial page can't even criticize the former New Mexico governor at the top of the Libertarian ticket without contradicting itself:
"Mr. Johnson is likely to be a sideshow in the presidential contest," 53and 50 percent respectively, it was a confusing bit of punditry.And although I wouldn't exactly call reported on Saturday. The paper said he holds "policy positions often considered outside mainstream political thought," while noting in the same paragraph that these include supporting gay marriage and legalizing marijuana. Considering that recent polls show support for those issues at Democratic Underground part of the MSM, it's starting to go after Gary as well:
GARY JOHNSON IS A CORRUPT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR DUDE THAT WAS ELECTED GOVERNOR OF MY STATE TWICE.
Here's what we have to keep them from figuring out: as long as they don't stop talking about him, we don't really care what they say.
Only silence can kill us.