John Oliver Attempts to Take the Third Party Candidates Seriously on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver shows how when you try to take a closer look at the policies of third party presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, they have a tendency to offer “oversimplified solutions” and lean on “strategic vagueness” rather than offer specific, sensible plans for what they say they hope to achieve in office. “There is no perfect candidate in this race, and when people say you don’t have to choose the lesser or two evils, they are right, because you have to choose the lesser of four,” Oliver says. “Anyone who goes into a voting booth on November the 8th and comes out saying ‘I feel 100% great about what I just did in there’ is either lying to themselves or did something unspeakable in that booth.”

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