I just don't understand why Americans love the two-party system so much. All they do is bitch about the Candidates and how they have to pick 'the lesser of two evils'. How about you stop the bitching and make some REAL change by getting a 3rd party candidate into office for once? Who knows... it might be just what the US needs to once again be the strong, great Country we used to be.
What are your reasons for ignoring 3rd party candidates and continuing to let the Dems and Repubs ruin us?
I'd vote for an independent under a few conditions. If the candidate represented my values more than any other candidate, I'd consider him or her--if that candidate also was gathering enough support to be a viable candidate. In that effort, I'd do my part to help get that candidate's name and message out there and offer my support long before Election Day.
I wouldn't discount a third party, and I think the time is coming that a third party will be a real option. Unfortunately, there are too many attitudes like those we've seen who believe that their vote is enough to make a difference for one of the two-party candidates, but not enough to make a difference for a third.
A third-party candidate would have to have a strong and clear message, a good starting base, and a source for funding a campaign, I'd think, before he our she could have a chance to run a strong campaign.
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