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Old 11-20-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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Perot entered the 1992 campaign in February, with all the anger and angst already, it seems likely that a third party candidate capable of running a national campaign will enter the race. If might be
Jeb? Or Palin. Or???

 
Old 11-20-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Sanders. It would make my day if he ran third party.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Sanders. It would make my day if he ran third party.
I dont think he can make it happen if hes running for the Dem nomination, though. He could make the switch by Feb, though, and it would be interesting in the general.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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Bernie has already said that he would not consider a third party run because he doesn't want to contribute to a Republican win in 2016. He actually believes in his positions and doesn't want to assist a total takeover of the Federal government by a party that opposes all that he stands for. He also doesn't appear to have a big ego and love grandstanding, like some others I could name, and I think those are qualities that make an independent run more likely because they would have to know they're torpedoing their party's chances.

I don't think we'll have a major third party candidate on either side of the political spectrum in 2016, but I'm fairly confident if one announces it will be someone other than Bernie Sanders.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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I really don't think we will see a major third party candidate this election unless one of the gaggle of candidates for the GOP decide to run independent.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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Trump, if he doesn't get the nomination, would be the only possible one I could see this election cycle, and only if he thinks he was denied it unfairly. As others have said in this thread, Sanders has been pretty clear that he won't divide the Democratic vote by running third party. He cares more about keeping the White House out of Republican hands than he does about occupying it himself.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Jim Webb has already announced that he is running independent campaign. Of course he will be taking votes from King Hilarious.

I don't think Bernie Sanders will run 3rd party. He doesn't have it in him. He has already cut off his man parts and handed them to The King so she can put them in her trophy case.

I don't think that any of the GOP contenders would run 3rd party.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Jim Webb has already announced that he is running independent campaign. Of course he will be taking votes from King Hilarious.

I don't think Bernie Sanders will run 3rd party. He doesn't have it in him. He has already cut off his man parts and handed them to The King so she can put them in her trophy case.

I don't think that any of the GOP contenders would run 3rd party.
I must have missed Webb's big announcement. The last I heard he was "considering" an independent run. Can you shows us his actual announcement that he made his decision and is running a third party campaign? Because if he is, you must be in his inner circle, seeing as no one else knows about it but you.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Jim Webb has already announced that he is running independent campaign. Of course he will be taking votes from King Hilarious.

I don't think Bernie Sanders will run 3rd party. He doesn't have it in him. He has already cut off his man parts and handed them to The King so she can put them in her trophy case.

I don't think that any of the GOP contenders would run 3rd party.
I think Cruz would consider running as an independent after he's been trounced a couple of times. He does not want to go back to the Senate, and running for the House would be, for him, a step down in intellectual pay grade. Cruz wants the White House a lot. If he can't get it within his party, I can easily see him trying from without.
Even if he lost, he would still gain a lot of cred in the big money special interests, and I think that's really where he wants to be as a runner-up contender after the election.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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I must have missed Webb's big announcement. The last I heard he was "considering" an independent run. ....
You are correct. He has not actually announced it, just that he is considering it. I misspoke.

If he does, then he will be taking votes from King Hilarious.
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