Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 4, 2012, 10:34 p.m. EST by Shayneh
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I have been thinking about this for awhile and I think I have the answer to the problem of getting a 3rd party candiate into office.
If you think about how we talk about candidates we "name tag" them. In other words we call them Dems or Repubs. Well, when you continually do this like anything else you associate them with that name and all the people associated with that party.
Well we need to stop doing that. Instead of saying that Obama is a liberal Dem or Romney is a right wing conservative instead just call the person a "candidate" without labeling him to a party.
So here we have candidate Obama who leans towards using government as a way to provide people with a means of getting back to work.
On the other hand we have candidate Romney who thinks the best way to put people back to work is to expand small business.
So, when you use the word "candidate" it takes away the label and the focus is more on the candidate and what they stand for rather then associating them with a label that encompases not only them but everyone with the same "name" tag.
Doing this has the potentiial to "individualize" the individual and places te focus on the person instead of the party.
What's your thoughts on this concept?