Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has a robust political record. The two-term governor has more executive experience than both presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Alongside his vice presidential running mate Bill Weld, Johnson provides an alternative third option that many never-Trump, never-Hillary voters have been asking for. Unfortunately, there are probably more reasons Gary Johnson won't win the presidential election than those voters would like to think. (Sorry.)
Of course, Johnson and Weld are not swaddled in the controversy that continuously circles both Clinton and Trump. The two men in the past have both made respectful remarks about President Obama as well as Clinton. They view Trump, on the other hand, as outlandish and unsafe. Johnson has worked to establish himself as a reasonable, seasoned alternative in an election season where experience, level-headedness, and transparency aren't a given.
Polls have suggested that it's possible for Johnson to take voters away from Clinton, assuming that some Bernie Sanders supporters prefer Johnson. Though there an obvious opening for some type of third-party candidate, the general noise generated from this election — from both a stacked GOP primary to federal investigations to Twitter wars — has prevented Johnson from cutting through the chatter. If you hadn't heard of him until this article, well, that's just one of the unfortunate reasons Gary Johnson probably won't win the election.