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Forum Post: How about starting now to get a 3rd party candidate in for next election

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 7, 2012, 8:56 p.m. EST by SteveKJR1 (8)
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I think if things don't change after this election it's time for a 3rd party - and it shouldn't be very hard to get the support for it. People are tired of the same old, same old -

If things don't take a turn by the middle of next year I feel a 3rd party candidate can get elected.



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[-] 5 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 years ago

Why wait 4 more years? If you don't have the balls now, you won't then.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

Amen to that.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR1 (8) 10 years ago

Maybe it's because the term for the presidency is for 4 years.

[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 years ago

Are you really saying, I'll do it when the whole herd moves?

Only 10% of voters are voting for someone other than the big two. If that increased to 30% in the next month, would you join them?

[-] 1 points by SteveKJR1 (8) 10 years ago

Look, if the next POTUS doesn't do what they claim they are going to do, it'll be ripe for a 3rd party - I'll guarentee that - people are tired of a government that is taking this country down a slippery slope to the edge of the cliff.

[-] 5 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 years ago

People have been saying exactly as you have for decades. If the present conditions aren't bad enough, what will be the tipping point that makes you take that step before anyone else does?

[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 years ago

The republicans and democrats are the street gangs of american politics. They are not mentioned in our constitution. Our political community does not require their presence or control. Our community belongs to the people, not a small group of strong men who thrive on domination and violence.

Every four years the choice to follow the gang leaders or follow our own consciences is put to a vote. Each gang convinces their members if they leave the gang, the other gang will take over their turf and all hell will break out. The truth is, hell has never stopped breaking out since the gangs took over the neighborhood.

If we instead listen to the voice of reason, and both gangs are disbanded, we will be able to make decisions based on what is good for all members, not what will increase the gang leaders power and prestige.

That choice to follow our conscience and do what we know is right is just weeks away. That choice is clear. Continual political domination or real democracy. Vote wisely.

[-] 3 points by conservatroll (187) 10 years ago

There are already several 3rd parties out there. I'm pretty sure Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states. Not sure about Jill Stein and Rocky. Google presidential election results and you will see there have been at least 3 candidates going back to the 19th century most of the time.

The problem is most people view voting for someone that is not D or R is throwing their vote away. I strongly urge everyone to vote for that other candidate this cycle. Hell, Romney/Obama is really not gonna be much different.

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 10 years ago

Obama, Romney, and Johnson are the only 3 people on every ballot.

Stein is on the ballot in 37 states... and Rocky is on the ballot in 13 states.... and they still have states pending according to their websites.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 10 years ago

There are also states which will count write in ballots. Here's a link to a status map on Rocky's site: http://www.voterocky.org/

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR1 (8) 10 years ago

The problem is that the vast majority of voters don't know about him or who he is - that's what the problem is.

It would take an orginization similar to the tea party to get someone not only on the ballot but in the debates.

There must be representation in every state and people in the streets - in the markets, on the phones doing everything possible that would get the job done..

[-] 4 points by conservatroll (187) 10 years ago

Yes and these other candidates are members of organizations. It starts with you and I, shill for the candidate of your choice. WHen 3rd parties start taking 25-30% of the vote they can no longer be ignored. As someone else in this thread noted, it's not likely that OWS will ever evolve into a 3rd party.


[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

what???.... get the organized gangsters and TRAITORS out of Washington ???? .... how would Big Biz survive ?


[-] 1 points by Shubee (119) 10 years ago

Ralph Nader endorses Rocky Anderson for President in 2012. Why not do the same?


I will write-in the name Rocky Anderson for President here in Texas.


[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

Jesus !!!!!! guy's.... WE are not GROUPIES .... WE are INDIVIDUALS .... WE are Men & Women .... We Support no Party .... Direct Democracy is the only way


[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

Good question ....Not sure.... havn't had time to get there yet.... hopefully next week


[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

maybe.... but I argue... all we have to do ...is first set it up as a "consensus based poll":.... then at least we will have the Peoples voice... then we can argue & challenge the/any manipulated results

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 10 years ago

I don't know man. A group of 3rd party members in congress could be a good thing.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

yeah... that would help.... but more INDEPENDENTS help better ...;)

[-] -2 points by brudlo (-454) 10 years ago

"Occupy Unmasked" is opening in a theater near you, Septmber 21st.

[-] 0 points by justcause (44) 10 years ago

I wouldn't vote for you, I've seen too many idiots here

[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

I agree but why just one more? Why not 10 more? 20 more? But know that OWS will never serve as a third party. The anarchists that run it would never allow it.

[-] 1 points by SteveKJR1 (8) 10 years ago

Well, if enough support is drummed up and people decide to get rid of the repubs and dems then yes more then one person can be voted in.