HOUSTON, TX - This is the year of political revolutions, email scandals and small hands. The 2016 primary's incendiary rhetoric has reached new heights… or should we say lows?
But while most major TV networks are chasing ratings and twitter battles, there's one candidate, still neglected by national polls, who lives in Houston and is trying hard to get your vote: Malisia Garcia, presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.
Her message is clear: "I'm running for President of the United States because of the fact that I feel that there's no one up there that's really representing the low and middle class."
Although she's not her party's nominee yet, Malisia Garcia seems to not need Super PACs, political machines or even endorsements.
"No, I don't have a Super PAC," she emphasized. "I don't have big endorsements. I'm running solely because I didn't see anybody that represents the American people."
Conquering the White House might be a long shot, but Malisia is confident there's still time for Americans to learn more about her.
"I'm not just another presidential choice," she expressed. "I'm not a politician, I'm not rich. I'm just an American refusing to stay silent as our country repeats the same cycle of broken promises, lies and deceit." And then she added: "I'm a real American, I've experienced it all. I'm a single mother of three. When I couldn't get help through government or through anywhere else I had to use all my talents to provide for my children, including singing professionally and modeling."
She says she has nothing to hide. So, let's take a look at her proposals.
"It's definitely possible to have free education and free medical for everyone." And all this while maintaining a small government, she explained. "My ideas on immigration? We're all immigrants. The only ones that are not immigrants here are the native Americans. Therefore, I think we're all entitled to an opportunity to become American citizens." Finally, "we need a president that's gonna go in there and be a mediator between the two largest parties that control Congress, and force them to work together."
Our political process is full of surprises. So, who knows? Perhaps we're watching our next Commander in Chief, the leader of the free world, the 45th U.S. President, Houston's own Malisia Garcia.