Let me start by saying hello. I am new to this forum but not the work of the vlog brothers and I have a lot of respect for what they put into this world.
This will be long winded enough so let me get right into it. I voted for Gary Johnson. Not because I wanted him to be president or because I believed in his platform. I voted for Gary simply because the lesser of two evils was not good enough for me so in lieu of selling my morals for a tick box I voted with the hope of a 3rd party reaching 5%. This, in my mind, was the only way I could see myself voting for a brighter future. I do wish the Green Party had been in a position to get 5% but it was not going to happen. Had I not been able to vote for a 3rd party I would have voted for Trump.
Let me give you a bit of background. I am from Texas, mostly Libertarian leaning Republican, Voted for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, Voted Bush for his second term (too young the first). I am also an atheist, not anti-theist. I work in IT but went to school for engineering. I do not believe that most welfare programs should exist but also give heavily to charities that do exactly what I say our government should not do. I drive an old diesel truck most of the time but do own a hybrid Nissan Altima. While I run or work out, breathing too much with a “don't mess with me” grimace on my face, I mostly listen to an acoustic version of Hero by Elizaveta.
I cannot tell you how trump won, it still confounds me. I also cannot speak for trump voters as a whole. I only speak for myself and a group of personal acquaintances on why they did and I would have voted for him over Hillary Clinton. I am not doing this to have a debate or to change your mind in any way, simply to give you another perspective. This is a belated response to Johns My Post-Election Thoughts video. If anybody cares to know what goes though my mind or the minds of my friends I will answer any questions as honestly as possible. I did use a lot of labels, most of all atheist, to describe myself but I would normally reject these labels, just easier for these purposes.
Just reaching out and trying to open a dialog.