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posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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Like many, I'm pretty disillusioned with BOTH of the main political parties. Without the threat of a Bush re-election in 2008 (with the exception of maybe Jeb Bush to carry on the dynasty)...perhaps we all should all simply back a third party candidate and toss both parties on their asses...???


What do you think?




posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:25 PM
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It sounds like a good idea, I really will be watching who is going to be for the two mayor parties but if any of them don't sounds good to me I am going with a third party.

But then again we have to remember that the ones behind the power in the government will never allowed it.


[edit on 30-11-2004 by marg6043]



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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I voted for the Constitution Party candidate earlier this month and I intend to do so again in 2008.

So what if they don't have a chance? At least I can feel good knowing I voted for a WORTHY candidate! And I can say, no matter who gets in (Rep or Dem), hey, I didn't vote for that guy!



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:43 PM
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I think it's quite possible that an outsider will, in the tradition of Ross Perot, come out of nowhere and siphon off support from the 2 major parties. I have a few friends who voted "for" Bush, but most everyone I know voted "against" the other guy; for example, I voted for Kerry, not because I thought he was the better candidate, but because he was Not Bush.

If a 3rd party candidate possessed a minimum of experience and a modicum of charisma, I think he/she would do reasonably well. At this point, I don't think a 3rd party could win in 2008, but a lot can change in four years....



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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The constitution party, green party, libertarian party, and personal choice party were at the helm....


I already know who my third party candidate, it would be awesome to sit back with a some popcorn and watch the debates... Real debating that is...



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Like many, I'm pretty disillusioned with BOTH of the main political parties. Without the threat of a Bush re-election in 2008 (with the exception of maybe Jeb Bush to carry on the dynasty)...perhaps we all should all simply back a third party candidate and toss both parties on their asses...???


What do you think?


You may be disillusioned with both parties, but the Republican Party is alive and well. (Thanks Bill C.)
The Democrat Party on the other hand is very ripe for destruction, as they have not had a original idea in decades. Shoot, Jimmy Carter was talking about National Health Care 25 years ago.

Republicans just came off their best showing ever. There are some Democrats who voted for the 1st time in the last election who will never vote again. The overwhelming loss they encountered just destroyed their will.

If you are a Democrat, moving to a 3rd party would be a great idea. If you are a Republican, you are a winner, why leave a winning team?



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:00 PM
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Sorry Carseller4 but I hate to burst your bubble Mr. Bush did not won over 75 percent of the population so if I was a die hard Republican I would be worry as to who is coming for 2008 because some may turn independant.


Mr. Bush is killing our nation, or are you blind?



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:12 PM
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--Double post--

[Edited on 30-11-2004 by UnknownOrigins]



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:13 PM
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The election in 2008 is the first I will be eligible to vote in and I can say right now that although I don't know who I'll be voting for, I can guarantee I will not be voting for a Democrat or Republican not only because I don't agree with either of them, but also to put an end to this two-party madness



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:31 PM
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Unless the Democrats pull out someone who will support things I want to see done I'll most likely be going Libertarian yet again, but hopefully the next time I will be able to get more involved in the whole process. It would be such a nice sight to see both the Democrats and Republicans ejected from major offices in place of 3rd party candidates, then maybe we can get some real representation.



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by TrueLies
The constitution party, green party, libertarian party, and personal choice party were at the helm....


I already know who my third party candidate, it would be awesome to sit back with a some popcorn and watch the debates... Real debating that is...




I saw the third-party debate on C-Span last month. They had Constitution Party, Socialist Party, Green Party, and Libertarian Party candidates (Peroutka, Brown, Cobb, and Badnarik). I thought it was very civil, virtually no personal attacks.

I'd vote Libertarian but they're too socially liberal. Constitution Party is like a right-wing Libertarian Party IMO.

It's funny how the "major" parties are for the Patriot Act, and the four third-party candidates were all against it. I liked it when Badnarik said that a free-speech zone is right where you stand--and all the other candidates agreed!


I voted for Peroutka. He was the only 100% pro-life candidate, which is one of the major reasons why I voted for him. Contrary to what people believe, the GOP is not 100% pro-lfe anymore. You got AhNuld, who's socially liberal, then Arlen Specter, and of course Dubya.

Not a dime's worth of difference anymore. They can be lumped together as the Republicrat Party.



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by Amethyst
I voted for Peroutka. He was the only 100% pro-life candidate, which is one of the major reasons why I voted for him. Contrary to what people believe, the GOP is not 100% pro-lfe anymore. You got AhNuld, who's socially liberal, then Arlen Specter, and of course Dubya.

Not a dime's worth of difference anymore. They can be lumped together as the Republicrat Party.



Peroutka and the constitution party is my second fav... Could be easily tied with the libertarian party... Peroutka is very well spoken, passionate and I share many things in common with that party...

Ditto to what you said about the gop and abortion, they really aren't pro life anymore, both parties keep changing their ideology so they can get votes...

I also watched the debates on c span, I think I saw the one you did, at cornell?? That was awesome... Funny how all those parties can be civil, logical, and passionate, and the big two are just the opposite... Is that what people in America want or are they just apathetic?? Either way, it's really sad.



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 02:41 PM
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I also watched the debates on c span, I think I saw the one you did, at cornell?? That was awesome... Funny how all those parties can be civil, logical, and passionate, and the big two are just the opposite... Is that what people in America want or are they just apathetic?? Either way, it's really sad.


Yep, I believe that was the one, took place in early October.

I didn't bother watching the Bush/Kerry debates. Someone on Prison Planet said that Bush either had a few pots of coffee or a few lines of coc aine!



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by Amethyst
I didn't bother watching the Bush/Kerry debates. Someone on Prison Planet said that Bush either had a few pots of coffee or a few lines of coc aine!



I had to watch it with my husband, and bush did seem impatient, he was smacking his lips, moving around alot, looked pissed at times... Just over all aggressive body language...

Not someone I would want to vote in...



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 03:57 PM
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This could only happen if enough people voted for a third party.


And how would electing a third party candidate to the presidency throw the other two parties on their ass? The Republicans are still in control of the SENATE and HOUSE OF REPS!!!



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
perhaps we all should all simply back a third party candidate and toss both parties on their asses...???


What do you think?


I have been preaching this to an ever growing audience since the 70s.

The ONLY hope this country has is third parties.



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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I like the Personal Choice Party, and to some extent the Libertarians.

I just don't see the point in trying to reign on someone's parade. True freedom, is the freedom of choice. If my choices ruin someone elses life, I shall consider more closely how I choose so that the outcome would be beneficial to all.

-ADHDsux4me



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Like many, I'm pretty disillusioned with BOTH of the main political parties. Without the threat of a Bush re-election in 2008 (with the exception of maybe Jeb Bush to carry on the dynasty)...perhaps we all should all simply back a third party candidate and toss both parties on their asses...???


What do you think?



try telling that to the flaming liberals or flaming conservatives. i dare you.



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