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I can't get behind this guy
We are the alternative, we are the right choice! Just give us a chance..... please?
He just seems disingenuine to me, like a door-to-door sales man that promises you the world and then doesn't deliver. His poor grammar doesn't help, either. it really doesn't. I can't specifically put my finger on it, but I just don't like him.
We do need more options...