Big news? For Libertarians, sure, a party which has nominated former governor Gary Johnson twice and scored some of their best results ever with him as their banner carrier. It’s also big news for Republicans, at least in Michigan, where Rep. Justin Amash’ decision not to run for re-election as an independent probably means they will retain the MI-03 House seat, where Donald Trump won by ten points in 2016.
But is this a game changer in the presidential election? Maybe, although probably not in the way Amash and Donald Trump’s other opponents might hope: