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Meet the OTHER candidates!

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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 09:33 AM
Yes we know that Barack Obama and John McCain are running for office. It's WELL known. But do you know that you actually HAVE a choice in this election? Do you know that there are OTHER candidates vying for the highest office in the country?

Of course you may know that Ralph Nader Peace and Freedom Party is running,

but here are the ones that you may not know about...

Bob Barr Libertarian Party:

Cynthia McKinney Green Party:

Alan Keyes America's Independent Party:

Chuck Baldwin Constitution Party:

Charles Jay Boston Tea Party:

Gene Amondson Prohibition Party:

Ted Weill Reform Party:

Gloria La Riva Party for Socialism and Liberation:

Brian Moore Socialist Party USA:

Róger Calero Socialist Workers Party:

Yes I know these candidates don't have a snowballs chance in hades of winning, thanks to the millions (reaching a billion) of dollars that the two main candidates have poured into their campaigns but we do have a choice this election. But it's only fair that you should know. It should be mandatory that all candidates have equal billing on the MSM but they don't you never hear about these candidates, they aren't even invited to presidential debates.

The two candidates don't want you to know about the choice you have in this election. They want you to think that you only have the choice between the lesser of two evils. But thats a lie. There are others that are vying for your vote. An informed electorate is what is needed in this country. Unfortunately your not going to get very informed by the MSM.

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 09:50 AM
If it wasn't for Sarah Palin I would have voted for Alan Keys.
but now my vote may actually help and count.

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 10:01 AM
reply to post by Fathom

Your vote does count, EVERY vote counts. Even if it is to a third party candidate.

Thats the other great bit of disinformation that they like to make people think. That if you vote for a third party candidate you are throwing your vote away. That is just wrong. Your vote counts no matter who you vote for.

They want you to think that if you vote for a third party candidate that you are throwing your vote away. The reason is, if people realised that each and every vote counts in this election and that third party candidates are as important as the main candidates then people might start voting outside of the two main parties.

If they did that then true democracy would have a chance. But they power play the media making sure to suppress the fact that other candidates are equally viable for the position and make you think that you are throwing your vote away by voting for them.

If people voted en masse for a third party candidate, they would garner the electoral votes, and if one of them got enough popular votes per district, they would get the 270 electoral votes needed to win the office. However, because the media has people brainwashed into thinking a third party candidate has no shot, there is literally little chance that people would vote for someone who they think can lead America the way that they want it to be led.

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 11:49 AM
How about this? Let me propose a question, if the two main candidates were out, which one of the remaining candidates would you vote for and why?

I have listed a link for each of the candidates so that you can familiarise yourselves with their positions. I know it's not realistic to think that these candidates have any shot whatsoever because of the MSM bias towards the big political parties. But let us just assume for a moment that the playing field was actually level.

What candidate has the best platform?

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 12:51 PM
Couldn't these guys get together with Ron Paul, Kucinich, Ventura, etc, and make a legit 3rd party alternative? Hold a huge press conference that the public is tired of the illegality & complicity of the two main parties and it's time for a real change. I think they'd have a real, fighting chance. Problem now is there are too many & they're too small, so everyone feels their vote will be "waisted".

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 02:22 PM
My thoughts on each of these people, or parties

Bob Barr/ Libertarian Party- Classic definition of a neo-con, and he was against marijuana before he was for it. Libertarians generally are for marijuana. Got to toe the party line if you are heading the Party.

Barr also joined the Young Democrats of America, and rallied against the Vietnam War.
That makes him a neo-con by the original meaning of the word.

Barr confirmed that he now supports ending marijuana prohibition, as well as the War on Drugs for which he once vehemently fought.

Cynthia McKinney/Green Party- She had the audacity to state that President Bush knew in advance about the attacks of 9/11. She also assaulted a Capital Hill Police Officer.

Allen Keyes/America's Independent Party- Stauch Conservative and believes Global Warming is caused by hot air from legislatures. Of the people on this list, he would have my vote.

Chuck Baldwin/Constitution Party- Supported Ron Paul, also is a member of "League of the South" A seccessionist movement.

Charles Jay/Boston Tea Party- If you have a Bumper Sticker that says "Charles Jay 08?" are you even serious about this?

Gene Admonson/Prohibition Party- Appeared on Oprah, I guess that qualifies him?

Ted Weill/Reform Party- Ran for the Senate in Mississippi and got 2% of the vote.

Gloria La Riva/Party for Socialism and Liberation- Speaks for itself

Brian Moore/Socialist Party- Speaks for itself

Roger Calero/Social Workers Party- Was born in Nicaragua and is not eligible to become President.....why is he running?

My overall view is if the 3rd Party Movement wants to have any kind of chance in the future, they need to improve the quality of their candidates.

[edit on 22-9-2008 by RRconservative]

posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by RRconservative

Excellent, even if it was a little snide. But at least some people are becoming aware that there are other candidates out there.

People also whine about the electoral college. Except that the electorates do have to vote the majority of the peoples votes per district.

Any vote cast is not a wasted vote. The only wasted vote is one that isnt cast.


Yes that would get some oomph behind a third party, which is what is sorely needed in this country. I think that a true third party candidate is wanted, someone that the people can actually get behind, someone that will both take on both parties, and also listen to the good points of both sides of the political aisle.

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