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Originally posted by JacKatMtnany effort to change the two party system has to include representatives all the way down to the local level, focusing on just the national level will never work IMO.
Originally posted by intrepid
That's why you start at lower levels. If you can run a state, why not a country? Clinton, Bush, Regan, they all did it.
Originally posted by Faisca
Actually the libertarian candiate for president is Michael Badnarik. See, the thing is with third parties that their candidates don't seem like they'd be able to handle running the country. A lot of them haven't even held seats in national government, and don't have that much experience. I'd love for a third party to get big and compete with the major 2 (which is why I'm probably voting libertarian) but right now their candidates aren't really up to snuff.
As much as we might dislike Bush or Kerry we have to realize that they probably have more experience and would know how to run the country better than some guy who was president of his kid's PTA. I would like to have hope that a third party will get big one day, but you have to wonder about the candidates. And that's what sucks.
What I would LOVE to see is John McCain decide he has had enough of the republicans, and form a centerist party. John McCain is my man. I would have voted for him in 2000 if he had been the republican candidate and broken my long standing record of voting for the 3rd party. Hell I voted for Perot TWICE.
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
How about McCain/Lieberman '04? or '08?