posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 02:43 AM
Originally posted by hououinkyouma
reply to post by CALGARIAN
I don`t know if a third party will have a major role in 2016, they are not growing that much yet.
They don't have to grow by leaps and bounds to make a huge impact.
If any 3rd Party Candidate can garner 5% of the vote, that party then becomes eligible for Federal Campaign Funding.
Source: Federal Election Commission
Third-party candidates could qualify for retroactive public funds if they receive 5% or more of the vote in the general election.
I will leave it to you to decide what the implications of such funding means for a third party.
Now that I have got that out of the way...I am curious as to why people would focus on the crowd size. According to many people here, crowd size means
nothing. When Ron Paul was pulling crowds in the several thousand range and Romney had crowds of only a few hundred, we were told it was just random
people and that did not mean they would actually go out and vote. So why now, all of the sudden, is crowd size supposed to mean something?
Sorry but I had to point that out. Fact is though, Romney is pulling huge crowds. A childhood friend of mine from Pennsylvania went to see Romney
speak and took this picture.
Obama is NOT pulling in the crowds like he did in 2008. This is a fact. Just look at how they changed venues for Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC
this year. They were unable to fill the Stadium where his speech was scheduled to take place, and they were giving away the tickets for free.
I believe Romney will win this election. At least he will win the popular vote. My facebook page is covered with people discussing how they will vote
for Romney, and it is not so much that they like Romney, they just dont want 4 more years of Obama. Some of the reasons I have seen have been insane.
One comment I saw today was, "I'm voting for a Christian, I'm voting for Romney" but the majority of comments I see are really part of the mindset
"Anyone but Obama"