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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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Mount Airy, MD
reply to Os

Re: How Sad is that

said by Os:

Of course, the ballot access laws protected by the two major parties don't hurt either to delegitimize third parties.

But this still doesn't change the fact that a vote for a third party is the same as voting for the candidate you want least to win. It is just math at work.
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Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of mature adults in charge.

Os

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That's why we don't have public elections. Ideas, not corruption would be necessary.

And the Democrats and Republicans would lose their stranglehold on control. Follow the money, and you can see why our country is forced into a false choice every 4 years.

From the tagline in your signature, you're clearly drinking Team Red's Kool-Aid. George had it right, factions are the problem.


pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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Mount Airy, MD
said by Os:

From the tagline in your signature, you're clearly drinking Team Red's Kool-Aid. George had it right, factions are the problem.

Please show me one election in which the third party candidate won. The only time it happens is when one party is displaced by another one.

The last time this occurred was in 1856.

Realistically speaking, there are 2 choices in this election, Romney or 0bama. Any conservative who votes for someone other than Romney is helping 0bama. Any liberal who votes for someone other than 0bama is helping Romney.

It is nice to dream of a perfect world in which we'd always get the candidates we wanted, but that doesn't exist and never will. Sometimes it boils down to 2 choices.
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Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of mature adults in charge.

Os

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Outside of abortion and gays, there's not a fundamental difference between Romney and Obama on foreign or economic policy.

The actions speak louder than the words.

It would be nice to realistically even have 2 choices. Who's challenging deregulation, corporatism, corruption or austerity?

And that is the problem.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Who's challenging deregulation, corporatism, corruption or austerity?

No one!

Trencher

join:2007-02-12
Etobicoke, ON

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reply to pnh102
Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of idiots in charge.

Fixed your Sig for you.

Oh and btw... having a 3 party (and in some ways 4 party) system in Canada seems to work perfectly fine up here.


andyb
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join:2003-05-29
SW Ontario
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It seems to keep them in check sorta.The 3rd place team actually came in 2nd last election with huge numbers.Surprised the shit out of everyone.People want change for real.No more promises just action and I dont think our border would stop that same want of change for your people.

PDXPLT

join:2003-12-04
Banks, OR
reply to pnh102
said by pnh102:

But this still doesn't change the fact that a vote for a third party is the same as voting for the candidate you want least to win. It is just math at work.

You're right on that one. Ralph Nadar, GW Bush's most effective ally.