posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 12:25 PM
Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
people here are to stupid to do what's necessary to kill the two party system, this is why ron paul failed us, if he ran independently he woulda had
a SHOT at the 5% thresh-hold
The two party system perpetuates itself because a)most of the campaign funds come from private contributions b)the media does not give airtime to
those that cannot afford to pay their way. they will give you the bare minimum to protect themselves from lawsuits, like one 5 minute interview per 2
Gary Johnson actually got more than what he put in, and that at the last minute, because some of the elite actually support libertarianism. Ron Paul
did the best he could under the circumstances and I commend him sincerly. He raised awareness of how corrupt the election system is and how
unbelievably difficult it is to put your door into the republicrat door.
I DON'T think a third party will EVER win in america. Just getting the magic 5% will prove to be a gargantuan task. Too bad! In europe and "third
world countries" third parties have 500% better chance with a parliamentary system and campaign caps, but even there, they seldom win elections.