By Steve Benen, MSNBC.com, May 5th, 2016:
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver noted yesterday that there was a “big spike in Google searches” for Gary Johnson since Donald Trump locked up the Republican nomination. That’s exactly what Johnson was hoping for. The conservative Washington Times reported this week:
With Sen. Ted Cruz’s departure Tuesday from the GOP presidential race, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is intensifying his push for the #NeverTrump crowd.Mr. Johnson, a one-time Republican who’s running for the Libertarian Party nomination, urged disaffected Republicans and conservatives to support his presidential bid after real-estate mogul Donald Trump’s big win Tuesday in the Indiana primary.