posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 06:51 PM
The whole system is geared towards the two big party candidates winning EVERY election period.
a)must have at least 15% of popular support in national elections as determined by the average of five big private poll companies.
b)must have ballots in many/most states so that you can mathematically have a chance of 270 electoral votes.
c)either democrat or republican candidate CAN VETO A THIRD MEMBER whenever they wish EVEN WHEN the other candidates do meet the general elegibility
To have an effective campaign means the party must have very deep pockets to afford campaigning expenses. If people do not hear and see you then how
can they vote for you? This means campaign donations should be banned and replaced with a vote tax. Freedom of speech is irrellevant to money; just
taken out of context by right wingers to ensure THEY ALWAYS get the most money and democrats come a close second.
As a left winger I do not care for constitutionalists or libertarians, but my god I would rather vote for one them then vote for one of the two big
parties in the forseable future. Both big parties are pro war, pro corporate bailouts, pro outsourcing, pro middle class taxation, pro federal
reserve, pro wall street. Screw the two big parties, the lesser of evils is a vote for one of the popular small parties; they are small because
mainstream misinformational media says so.
I would rather vote socialist party usa but socialism and communism are extremely dirty words that millions of americans died to suppress, especially
in asia. There is not much hope for america but I wish gary johnson and the libertarians the best.