Third-Party Candidates Want More Media Attention, So John Oliver Gave It To ThemOctober 17, 2016
John Oliver's latest episode of "Last Week Tonight" was all about third-party candidates, specifically Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. He broke down who they are, what they stand for and their policy plans (or lack thereof). And he didn't go easy on them; he even used one of their signature arguments against them.
"When people say you don't have to choose the lesser of two evils, they are right," Oliver said. "Because you have to choose the lesser of four."
Voting for a third-party candidate is often seen as throwing away a vote. And in this close and contentious election, it's seen as something worse: siphoning votes away from the candidate you're more closely aligned with.
But Oliver argued that's not a good enough reason to not vote for someone — and then he proceeded to lay out some major issues with both third-party candidates. So not exactly a win, but hey, at least they got more media time.