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Old 09-27-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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I would have been tempted to vote for Ron Paul, or Huntsman, if they had the guts to leave their own party and just run 3rd party.
Or Bloomberg and say, a moderate Republican, like George Pataki, if they formed a ticket.
Better yet, maybe Jesse Ventura and Rocky Anderson, in 2016?
However, like Ventura pointed out, if the 3rd party candidate, cannot even debate, against the GOP or Democrat candidates, in a debate, he won't even do it.
Seeing how they let Perot do that in 1992 (rightfully) and it probably cost Bush Sr. a second term, neither side, will, sadly, budge on that, in 20 years or more......

Thoughts?

Or is voting 3rd party, just a throw away vote?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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The only "throw away vote" is a vote for someone you don't believe in. No candidate is going to be a 100% match, but you have to find the one that is closest to what you believe is the best and vote for them.

Too many people just want to pick or influence the winner which is a horrible approach if you ask me.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Unfortunately, having a 3rd party in the mix almost always guaranteed that the incumbant will win....it just divides the vote too much.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Just wanted to see if there were any more opinions, I mean, I find it hard to believe that everyone is completely satisfied with either the GOP or the Democratic party?
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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As much as Bloomberg is cut from a similar mold to Romney in terms of being easy to attack as a rich corporate suit, the way he's run New York City you'd have to call him a big success, and I think he'd could be a good President.

The problem is that he is a dictator by nature, and he will have to pull teeth so badly in Congress to get anyting passed, that he may just get frustrated and give up after not getting his way as often as he's used to.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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As much as Bloomberg is cut from a similar mold to Romney in terms of being easy to attack as a rich corporate suit, the way he's run New York City you'd have to call him a big success, and I think he'd could be a good President.

The problem is that he is a dictator by nature, and he will have to pull teeth so badly in Congress to get anyting passed, that he may just get frustrated and give up after not getting his way as often as he's used to.
You got the dictator part right. Banning things like large sugar filled drinks and baby formula in hospitals...I'd rather not see someone elected to the highest office in the land that thinks he can take away such basic rights and decision making capabilities for citizens because he thinks he knows better.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Just wanted to see if there were any more opinions, I mean, I find it hard to believe that everyone is completely satisfied with either the GOP or the Democratic party?
Don't know if they'd run as 3rd party or not but Jim Webb & Bob Kerrey are two people I'd seriously consider from what I've seen to date.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I like Gary Johnson a lot that's who I will be voting for. Ron Paul endorsed him and that's how I found out about him at least partly. He really turned NM again and slashed the budget by 25% for Medicaid in a fiscally responsible way. He also when he sold his business (unlike Romney) didn't lay anyone off but he did make a profit, which I think is great. If foreign policy is important to you he has the same stance as Ron Paul in fact they're very similar. Johnson was a Rep. but he went Libertarian to run on that party ticket.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I find it hard to believe that everyone is completely satisfied with either the GOP or the Democratic party?
Nobody is. But they refuse to vote for anyone else.

It's insanity
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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I'd vote for Paul in a heartbeat. Nobody since Perot would have had a chance to win as an independent like he does.

If I thought there was even a .00001% chance of it working, I'd vote for Gary Johnson, even though I don't totally line up to his beliefs. It'd just be nice to break this 2 party system which is obviously not working.

Bloomberg.....if you had asked me a few years ago, I would have said yes. But now that I see him banning sodas, trying to ban infant formula to force women into breastfeeding, and all the other nanny state crap he's doing, no way.
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