Rep. Justin Amash, who toyed with running for president as a third-party candidate, has decided against doing so. Amash has come – however slowly – to see that, in his words, “circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year.”
His candidacy was always a bad idea. See Only a Grand Coalition Will Prevail. There are two significant sides in America’s ongoing national conflict: a monochromatic minority and a grand, diverse coalition in opposition and resistance. There is no third way (save indifference or diffidence).
It was the Trumpists (in 2016) who falsely insisted that the presidential election was an existential choice, but it is their unworthy exercise of federal power since then that truly represents an existential threat. A third way will not end this conflict; this conflict will end when Trumpism is cast into the gutter. It will not end a moment sooner.