reply to post by eLPresidente
I appreciate the questions, it gives me a chance to work on clearing up the confusion I caused.
Wow you actually support closed debates where the two major parties control everything.
At this particular time, yes. Gary Johnson, or
Ron Paul, or Jesse Ventura, or anyone, has four years to create a campaign supported by the people and become able to get, say, a fifth of the vote.
If that happens, then sure, have a three way debate. What are the Libertarians at now, 5%?
Don't like open conversation? Don't feel the country is in need of a third opinion?
Sure, I love open conversation. We need third
opinions and fourth opinions. But do you mean this is their only chance to get their opinion out? I don't think so. With a leader that has any
kind of personality, the internet and alternative news sites, and a group of passionate supporters to start with, there are plenty of opportunities to
persuade the people of your ideas.
You're satisfied with the two turds selected by the establishment of both sides?
Nobody's ever really satisfied with the candidates.
To steer away from the Presidency for a moment, what in the world is Joe Biden doing on any political ticket, anywhere?
You've had enough time spent here and post often enough on ATS to know what is really going on yet you still play the game like Obama vs
Romney is going to bring you any actual change.
Yes, I think there will be a difference depending on who is elected. There will still be
pressure on the President from many sources, the world economy will continue to be terrible, the Mid-East will still be ready to explode at a
moment's notice, but Obama and Romney have different beliefs, goals, strengths, and personalities. Yes there will be a difference, just like
electing McCain would have resulted in a difference.
You never stopped to consider that people are offered coffee and cola but actually LIKE tea? they just haven't had the option for tea for so
long that they didn't even know they had the choice?
I suspect lots of people like tea, that's why they created that party. But,
seriously, that's what a political movement is supposed to do. There are four years to ask people if they are satisfied with what they've got and
to offer an alternative. If you can offer an attractive alternative, you'll win elections. That's what the Tea Party did in the House in 2010.
Libertarians, or any other group, could do it too, if they have something the people want.