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Viable 3rd Party Possibility
Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:53 PM
Baldwin and Barr are scheduled to be there as well.
This could be big.
Even if you disagree with Ron Paul's economic philosophy of peace and freedom, a RP 3rd party run would do wonders in terms of cracking down on political establishment corruption.
He will dig up the memory hole and shake up the status quo.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:40 AM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:47 AM
Lets bring back the bull moose party!!!
Americans are aching for a viable third party. The biggest problem we face, is somehow bridging the gap between Constitutionalists/Libertarians and Greens/Socialists, and empowering them to not give in to voting Democrat/Republican. Someone at the Ron Paul forums suggested resurrecting the Democratic-Republican Party, which I think would be a fantastic idea.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:49 AM
Don't you see though, no matter what a third party candidate at the most can be a spoiler. If someones going to vote for him just to see McCain lose they might as well just vote for Obama himself.
How about a lot of people voting for Ron Paul rather than McCain? To send a message to the Republicans, neocons out, conservatives back, without supporting the Democrats. It works both ways.
Anyhow, giving a vote to a third party or independent candidate isn't just a spoiler. It is not written in stone that the Dems and Reps are the only two political parties in the US than can put viable candidates to the vote. Sure traditionally they got hegemony, still do, but that is not to say that either major party is immune to being superceeded by some other political organization. All it really takes is voters getting fed up with one or the other alternative. Or both. That can happen rather fast under the right circumstances.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:56 AM
By the way Dr. Paul was on Glenn Beck the other night and said once a republican always a republican, that's what party he was elected under and he has no intentions of switching. I think it was on wednesday if I'm not mistaken.
Did you see him on Colbert last night?
He talked about the hierarchy of the GOP and his exclusion for not "bowing down" to the party politics.
It's just speculation, but either way, I'm excited for whatever he plans to announce. Call it "hope".
Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:39 AM
And such a mentality more or less guarantee that a third option will never gain any traction.
No matter what i do between now and the election, nothing is going to change the fact that one of the two will be elected president of the United States. So until there's a better option i will support the candidate that i presume to be the least of two evils.
If you're stuck in thinking in the here and now, then nothing will change. The current situation is just a premise, not a conclution. History have not ended.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:00 AM
Uhm. There are already 3rd parties.
I doubt RP alone will make any of them competitive in the race.
If Ron Paul's possible campaign gets news coverage that's competitive.
Ron Paul's popularity could draw the largest 3rd party vote in history. If we continue our military conquest into the 4 countries on our agenda,and Obama continues to throw his support to war or people realize neither candidate is fit, RP can definitely draw in some Obamaphiles and McCainiacs.
He did break political fundraising records...
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