Comments on: Does America really want a third-party candidate? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GMavros http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43233 Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43233 There will never be a legitimate party as long as lobbyists, PAC’s & Super Packs are legal. Money talks in our enlightened world.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43224 Sat, 28 Apr 2012 07:08:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43224 By all means, let’s have a real Tea Party candidate. That’ll show ’em!

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By: JennVerde http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43222 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:02:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43222 Buddy, if he gains enough supporters via www.americanselect.org (and he has my support AND donation money, under $100), will likely take away votes from Obama.
I am a younger generation voter who is college educated, seeking a second degree right now – thanks to our ever discouraging economy. Buddy does appeal to my generation who has become disillusioned by Obama and his false promises, not to forget his spending sprees with money WE DON’T HAVE.
However, I believe that ALL THE OLD RICH FOLKS (WHO, NO DISRESPECT, ARE SET IN THEIR GOP LOVIN’ WAYS) SHOULD GIVE BUDDY A CHANCE TOO.
For starters, his tax plan is more accommodating to the ultra wealthy – he will tax anyone making over $100,000/year at 8.5%. That’s pretty fair in my book.
Secondly, the man is just practical. Old people have lived their lives, sewed their wild oats – with Buddy, there is no risk. Obama, RISK GALORE. Romney – who really believes in him? Too blase if you ask me.

Moreover, both Obama and Romney are corrupted by the two-party system of Super PACs and ginormous donations made by the Top Wall Street companies that have gotten us stuck in this hellish economic rut.

Buddy has all the right ideas in all the right places. We won’t be going down with Buddy – except mayyybe in HISTORY.

Lend your support today. Thank you.

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By: RexMax46 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43206 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:02:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43206 Yes.

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By: TheGame2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43204 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:19:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43204 I voted enthusiastically for Obama in the last election, knowing that McCain/Idiot Palin would be the kiss of death for this country as we’d be in even more illegal and unnecessary mass killing adventures around the world, and the religious right wing nuts would destroy our culture.

Obama has most certainly been a big disappointment in his first term, proving that he, too, is part of the established political order ~ although I think he had little choice when dealing with the burning ruins left by Bush/Cheney. Obama has brought many of the Wall Street Cabal into his administration and has refused to prosecute those responsible for our economic problems.I view this as one of his major blunders. He did get out of Iraq while the republiCONS would have increased our troop strength and increased the financial costs to unbelievable amounts of debt. Don’t forget Obama got Osama, and took a great risk in doing so. McCain never would have thought up such a tactic, and Osama would not be fish food.

Obama is still better than the thought of a Romoney presidency and the implementation of the insane proposed republiCON budget that would prove to be the final blow to the middle and lower classes. The Plutocrats would be dusting off their gold crowns. A completely republiCON controlled government, POTUS, House, Senate, SCOTUS would/will nail the death throes into this country and the rest of the world. It would be impossible to imagine the final outcome. Hell on earth wouldn’t be descriptive enough.

Rocky Anderson is the furthest thing from “a has been” and an Anderson/Gary Johnson ticket for the 2016 race would prove to be an amazing administration, but obviously they shouldn’t aim for 2012. Instead, they should organize NOW and spend the next four years gaining the national attention they so much deserve, under the banner of The Justice Party. Ralph Nader is an absolute has been, and always has been “a has been”. What he brought forth on this country from 2000-2008 in the name of his Ego should be enough to make him ashamed of himself.

The important thing for 2012 is to forgive Obama for all of his short comings and vote not only for him, but for as many Democratic candidates as are possible. We MUST keep the democratic advantage in The Senate, we MUST create a democratic majority in The House, as we will then hopefully end up with a progressive SCOTUS, and have a government that is doing its’ best for the 99%,

From 2012-2016 we MUST organize, and I suggest support The Justice Party, with an Anderson/Johnson ticket, and the most important thing is to somehow FORCE the main stream media out of the hands of the 5 or 6 families that own the entire MSM, and have the media cover our third party as much as it does the currently ingrained two party system. The OWS movement MUST take on the MSM, and we, the people, MUST take on the MSM. Whoever controls the media controls the thoughts of the people. This has been proven time and time again.

To all of you democrats, independents, and fed up republicans please bite the bullet the way I have and vote for Obama and all progressive democratic candidates in the country. Romoney will bring us to our knees, and a third party is not currently a viable alternative for 2012. Send all of the republiCONS back to their mansions.

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By: Michael_N http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43186 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:40:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43186 Reading here from Australia, as an outsider looking in it’s always puzzled me about the US system.. Our last election was a similar situation – neither of the major parties had much to offer and voter satisfaction was incredibly weak.

They both still held the majority of votes, but they lost a lot of ground to minor parties and independent candidates, and it was only with their co-operation that the Labor party was actually able to get the numbers to form government.

Thing is, the basic first-past-the-post voting system used in the big elections over there doesn’t really allow for it. Winner takes it all, and that’s the end of it. Preferential voting (as used here in Australian elections) allows for _all_ the choices on a voting slip to matter, whether you number all your choices (thereby ‘sending a message’ to the eventual victor of what issues matter to you), or simply mark your preferred candidate and let your preferences flow as that candidate has previously registered, giving those minor candidates a little bargaining power even before the elections have begun.

Yes, a strong and independent media is crucial to a healthy democracy, and it certainly seems that while the big media conglomerates are certainly strong, there’s some serious questions surrounding their independence.. But that fundamental flaw in that most basic voting system is something that could go a long way to increasing the viability of smaller candidates.

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By: GMavros http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43180 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:13:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43180 In my 67 yrs I only voted once, for Ross Perot.
Did someone mentioned Bloomberg ? Nice Jewish Boy, he is not a politician or much of anything else, besides a billionaire. I love what he is doing for homeless cats & dogs, though.

A third party would have been a good idea if at the same time congress were to be overhauled (& the Supreme Court)

Democrat or Republican is the same garbage, both bought out by special interests, they do not serve the people.
I might want to see Obama for four more because he might show his true capabilities or at least his true intentions, by not having to worry about being re-elected again.
We haven’t had any qualified presidential candidate since long before WWII. There is no room for honest politicians not only in the US, but in the whole world.

Super Packs will decide the upcoming elections, & all the future ones, not the voters.
I am afraid our government is beyond repair.

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By: DifferentOne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43176 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43176 Third party candidates can also pull the main candidates away from the center.

One candidate who was not mentioned in the article is Gary Johnson.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Johnso n

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By: rbriand http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43175 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:17:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43175 I don’t waste much time reading guys like this author. They’re part of the problem of thinking they know more than they do and are more than willing to share their disinformation.

I’ve read a lot about both Ralph Nader and Rocky Anderson. They’ve got a lot more in accomplishments stacked up than he will ever have. I would not be surprised one iota if the author was another of the minions of shills who are “encouraged” to write books that keep people ignorant of what’s happening in their country. Not of much use to us.
Pass.

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By: Dem12 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/does-america-really-want-a-third-party-candidate/#comment-43174 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:54:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12579#comment-43174 You are right, America does not want or need a third party candidate, (particularly when it would be Mike Bloomberg.) What we need is a better 2nd term from Obama than his 1st. With Geithner leaving, that is a very real possibility.

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