posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 08:13 AM
The answer is Yes. In fact, when Ron Paul didn't get the Republican Party nomination last time, in 2008, he ran as the presidential candidate for the
And, back in 2000, when Pat Buchanan couldn't get the Republican Party nomination, he ran as the candidate of the Reform Party (and ran that party
into the ground).
In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, having been out of office for four years (after two terms as President), and unable to get the Republican Party
nomination (a third term was permitted back then), organized his own third party, the Progressive Party (also known as the Bull Moose Party), and ran
as its candidate.
All 3 of them lost. But in 1912, Roosevelt finished ahead of the Republican, incumbent Pres. William Howard Taft (whose Vice-Presidential candidate
had died a week before Election Day, so there is more than one explanation for this result).
edit on 13-3-2012 by Shoonra because: (no reason given)