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2012-09-28 10:56:22 AM
I'm voting for the guy from the 70's Blaxploitation movie.

www.dispatch.com

Also Mendoza. MENDOZA!!!
 
2012-09-28 11:14:08 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

I'm not clicking through a slideshow. Is Vermin Supreme in it?
 
2012-09-28 11:14:40 AM
Huh, I was surprised to learn that the Whig party has a candidate.
 
2012-09-28 11:15:27 AM
Something something waste your vote something something BUSH!

/voting for Stein.
 
2012-09-28 11:17:37 AM
Are there any third party candidates that would actually make good presidents, not just protest votes? They offer up candidates like Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, and Cynthia McKinney. I guess Gary Johnson probably wouldn't blow up the country his first day in office. For the most part though, third parties are treated like jokes because they act like jokes.
 
2012-09-28 11:19:00 AM
That's a lot of wastebaskets just for my little old vote!!! Don't worry, I'm a Kentuckian, where all the educated people's votes are canceled out within the first hour of tabulating.
 
2012-09-28 11:21:54 AM

ArkPanda: Are there any third party candidates that would actually make good presidents, not just protest votes? They offer up candidates like Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, and Cynthia McKinney. I guess Gary Johnson probably wouldn't blow up the country his first day in office. For the most part though, third parties are treated like jokes because they act like jokes.


Third party candidates are treated like jokes because the mass media is owned by corporations which benefit greatly from a two party system in which both parties are quite similar, and will bow down to whatever the businesses paying them ask them to do.
 
2012-09-28 11:22:43 AM

Tax Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 360x480]

I'm not clicking through a slideshow. Is Vermin Supreme in it?


Sadly, no.
 
2012-09-28 11:24:19 AM

ArkPanda: For the most part though, third parties are treated like jokes because they act like jokes.


As opposed to Romney, which is a serious campaign?

I mean, honestly, if he was running as the Libertarian candidate, and Gary Johnson had gotten the Republican nod, wouldn't your statement still apply?
 
2012-09-28 11:25:38 AM
I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates. The only one that was automatically disqualified by me is the white supremacist. Also, this list sucks without Vermin Supreme. He promised us all ponies. Barrack who?
 
2012-09-28 11:27:31 AM

rabidarmadillo24: I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates. The only one that was automatically disqualified by me is the white supremacist. Also, this list sucks without Vermin Supreme. He promised us all ponies. Barrack who?


Is vermin even carrying OJ in the general after not getting the dem nomination?
 
2012-09-28 11:33:30 AM

Tax Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 360x480]

I'm not clicking through a slideshow. Is Vermin Supreme in it?


Finally, an answer to the question, "Are you a wizard?"
 
2012-09-28 11:34:41 AM

rabidarmadillo24: I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates.


Why? It doesn't matter what political positions your trash can takes.
 
2012-09-28 11:36:19 AM
Roseanne Barr!?!?? This changes EVERYTHING!
 
2012-09-28 11:36:59 AM
America is not a parliamentarian system, its winner take all. Which is why 3rd parties don't gain any traction. We form special interest groups instead of 3rd parties.
 
2012-09-28 11:37:36 AM

SuburbanCowboy: ArkPanda: Are there any third party candidates that would actually make good presidents, not just protest votes? They offer up candidates like Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, and Cynthia McKinney. I guess Gary Johnson probably wouldn't blow up the country his first day in office. For the most part though, third parties are treated like jokes because they act like jokes.

Third party candidates are treated like jokes because the mass media is owned by corporations which benefit greatly from a two party system in which both parties are quite similar, and will bow down to whatever the businesses paying them ask them to do.


Oh, that's right. It's all the media's fault. Has nothing to do with the fact that third parties are typically filled by the likes of the woman who is actually too young to be President, a guy who couldn't even win a Mayoral race, and Roseanne goddamn Barr.

Oh, right. I forgot about the more "legit" third-party candidates. Like Embarrassed Republican I and Embarrassed Republican II. And, of course, Liberal so Liberal that even Liberals double take. Meh. I'm good voting in the centrist.
 
2012-09-28 11:40:00 AM

Holocaust Agnostic: voting for Stein.


This.
PSL is a joke, and I find the GP slightly better than SPUSA. This is my first hearing about the SEP though. I'm more oriented towards democratic socialism than Marxism-Leninsm or Trotskyism.
I agree with the LP from a civil libertarian standpoint and Gary Johnson isn't too bad, but economically I just can't do it.
 
2012-09-28 11:40:03 AM
Thought Jimmy McMillan, the rent's too damn high guy, was running as well.
 
2012-09-28 11:44:28 AM

Holocaust Agnostic: rabidarmadillo24: I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates. The only one that was automatically disqualified by me is the white supremacist. Also, this list sucks without Vermin Supreme. He promised us all ponies. Barrack who?

Is vermin even carrying OJ in the general after not getting the dem nomination?


Based on the facts as I know them, once the heroic patriot Joe Arpaio completes his investigation, and the cowardly usurper Barry Soetero is disqualified from the presidential race, the only other person who ran in the Democratic primaries will automatically become the party's nominee. With Romney's campaign in a tailspin I see no reason why we won't all be lining up outside the White House on 22 January to pick up our free ponies.
 
2012-09-28 11:44:30 AM

I live in Kansas, so my vote for Obama means exactly dick. So I thought I might vote for a third party candidate if only to increase their take and maybe have a little more prominence in the future. But if that third party is Green, that will take votes away from the Dems. So the answer is to vote for a third party that will suck up the votes from Repubs! So vote for:

Gary Johnson - Libertarian
'cuz Ayn Rand wants you to fark over your neighbor
or
Merlin Miller - American Third Position Party
'cus racism is cool 
 
2012-09-28 11:46:18 AM

Arkanaut: Tax Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 360x480]

I'm not clicking through a slideshow. Is Vermin Supreme in it?

Finally, an answer to the question, "Are you a wizard?"


That's not a wizard.
THIS is a wizard.

www.dispatch.com
 
2012-09-28 11:47:02 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: ArkPanda: For the most part though, third parties are treated like jokes because they act like jokes.

As opposed to Romney, which is a serious campaign?

I mean, honestly, if he was running as the Libertarian candidate, and Gary Johnson had gotten the Republican nod, wouldn't your statement still apply?


Probably. They were both governors and have at least something they can run on. Of course you can say the same about Palin and Perry.

Let me put it a different way. The third party supporters' refrain is "Don't worry about being told you're 'wasting your vote'. Vote for who you really want to be president." I'm saying don't worry about sending a message, vote for who you really want to be president. Does anyone here REALLY want Vermin Supreme in the big chair?
 
2012-09-28 11:51:08 AM

sprawl15: rabidarmadillo24: I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates.

Why? It doesn't matter what political positions your trash can takes.


I'm trying to educate myself on Independent parties. When Nancy Pelosi steps into the ring after this election and kicks Citizens United to the curb I'll be waiting in the wings, ready to white knight the causes of these new power players in American politics. While you're out there duking it out with the conservatrolls, I'm gonna come in with a donkey punch of independent thought. A sucker punch of rationality. You hear those footsteps? That's true freedom, and it's coming for you.
 
2012-09-28 11:53:07 AM

ArkPanda: Are there any third party candidates that would actually make good presidents, not just protest votes?


I'd consider voting for a third-party presidential candidate who had previously been elected to state or federal office on the ballot of that third party, and demonstrated that they were able to work within the system to effect change, rather than just being locked out by both parties.

I'd consider voting for a third-party candidate whose campaign was popular enough and well enough organized that they managed to get on the ballot in all fifty states.

None of these clowns qualify by either measure. (Johnson and Goode both got elected as Republicans.)
 
2012-09-28 11:56:13 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Arkanaut: Tax Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 360x480]

I'm not clicking through a slideshow. Is Vermin Supreme in it?

Finally, an answer to the question, "Are you a wizard?"

That's not a wizard.
THIS is a wizard.

[www.dispatch.com image 620x420]


Damn. Remind me why we have to pick between Obama and Romney again?
 
2012-09-28 11:58:17 AM

EyeballKid: That's a lot of wastebaskets just for my little old vote!!! Don't worry, I'm a Kentuckian, where all the educated people's votes are canceled out within the first hour of tabulating.


In Kentucky you can throw your vote away in an even more ridiculous way than anybody in TFA.

Operation Rescue douchebag Randall Terry is on the ballot as an independent.
 
2012-09-28 12:03:09 PM

EyeballKid: Don't worry, I'm a Kentuckian, where all the educated people's votes are canceled out within the first hour of tabulating.


You have a point. I'll probably hit the polls about an hour or so before you do.
 
2012-09-28 12:06:44 PM

rabidarmadillo24: I'm trying to educate myself on Independent parties. When Nancy Pelosi steps into the ring after this election and kicks Citizens United to the curb I'll be waiting in the wings, ready to white knight the causes of these new power players in American politics. While you're out there duking it out with the conservatrolls, I'm gonna come in with a donkey punch of independent thought. A sucker punch of rationality. You hear those footsteps? That's true freedom, and it's coming for you.


imageshack.us
 
2012-09-28 12:11:14 PM

Rev. Skarekroe:
Finally, an answer to the question, "Are you a wizard?"

That's not a wizard.
THIS is a wizard.



He's probably a grand one.
 
2012-09-28 12:17:11 PM

rabidarmadillo24: While you're out there duking it out with the conservatrolls, I'm gonna come in with a donkey punch of independent thought. A sucker punch of rationality. You hear those footsteps? That's true freedom, and it's coming for you.


But then I step in and falcon punch your fetal independent thought into an aborted philosophy of irrational mess on the floor, all drippy and drawing flies!
 
2012-09-28 12:29:06 PM
Virgil Goode! My former congressman!

If you haven't heard of him, try to find a video of him talking... you'll enjoy it. It's hard to imagine he could communicate with anyone during his 12 years in DC, but he was good at bringing home the pork.

/he criticized a Mexican restaurant for being unpatriotic for displaying a Mexican flag (next to their American flag)
 
2012-09-28 12:47:23 PM

Aquapope: rabidarmadillo24: While you're out there duking it out with the conservatrolls, I'm gonna come in with a donkey punch of independent thought. A sucker punch of rationality. You hear those footsteps? That's true freedom, and it's coming for you.

But then I step in and falcon punch your fetal independent thought into an aborted philosophy of irrational mess on the floor, all drippy and drawing flies!


Well played. At this point I can either Godwin this thread, or accept the rules of political Rochambeau and accede to the fact that a well established falcon punch defeats fetal independent thought every time.
 
2012-09-28 12:57:39 PM

rabidarmadillo24: Well played. At this point I can either Godwin this thread, or accept the rules of political Rochambeau and accede to the fact that a well established falcon punch defeats fetal independent thought every time.


[Anime Sound Effect] Ha ha! I have triumphed!
 
2012-09-28 01:14:42 PM
How awesome would it be to have a 3rd party in the WH? The political shiat fit that would ensue from the Rs and Ds having to deal with someone that is not either one of them would be wonderful.
 
2012-09-28 01:22:41 PM

rabidarmadillo24: I wish they would include more information on the platforms of these candidates. The only one that was automatically disqualified by me is the white supremacist. Also, this list sucks without Vermin Supreme. He promised us all ponies. Barrack who?


Virgil Goode

Gary Johnson

Stewart Alexander
 
2012-09-28 01:51:05 PM

ManRay: How awesome would it be to have a 3rd party in the WH? The political shiat fit that would ensue from the Rs and Ds having to deal with someone that is not either one of them would be wonderful.


Yeah, you might think that but the question is how would a 3rd party President deal with a Congress that doesn't have any political interest in dealing with him. It's the same problem every President has faced since the beginning of time, but at least they had support of their own party to fall back on. Hell, Obama had that problem his first term and he had majorities in both houses.

Frankly, this is one of many reasons why I just laugh at any 3rd partier who thinks he or she actually has the sack to deal with the duties of a United States President.

/Johnson could, I guess--but he's just an Embarrassed Republican anyway.
//Stein...please.
 
2012-09-28 03:05:06 PM

The Great EZE: Yeah, you might think that but the question is how would a 3rd party President deal with a Congress that doesn't have any political interest in dealing with him. It's the same problem every President has faced since the beginning of time, but at least they had support of their own party to fall back on. Hell, Obama had that problem his first term and he had majorities in both houses.



Interesting angle, never thought of that.  Yeah, a Libertarian or Green Party President would basically just be ignored.
 
2012-09-28 04:45:43 PM
It's weird. I'd heard that Roseanne was running for president, but I had no idea that she was actually the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. Good thing she's only on a few ballots... I can easily see a non-trivial number of low-information voters saying "Romney, Obama, Romney, Obama... hey, it's Roseanne! She's a hoot!"
 
2012-09-28 05:59:30 PM

ManRay: How awesome would it be to have a 3rd party in the WH? The political shiat fit that would ensue from the Rs and Ds having to deal with someone that is not either one of them would be wonderful.


Thanks for proving how much talk is cheap.

I notice a lot of people love to b*tch about the two parties we have, and very little action as to forming a 3rd party.

Seriously, either man up or put up.
 
2012-09-28 09:12:34 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Kibo is legally eligible to run this year.
 
2012-09-28 09:43:23 PM

Aquapope: I live in Kansas, so my vote for Obama means exactly dick.


I disagree. Although you can't force Kansas to cast any electoral votes for Obama, history will record the popular vote and the size of that does affect the perception of the winner's legitimacy or at least contributes to the debate about the electoral college system.

The fact that no minor party candidate has a prayer of earning a single electoral vote makes it hard for me to consider voting for any of them to be anything but a refusal to participate in the actual choice being made.

Even if you think both major candidates are wrong, one of them is better than the other in some way and voters should weigh in on the actual choice, not the what-if choice.

Primaries and caucuses are the proper time to take a stand for a presidential candidate you actually like.
 
2012-09-29 12:25:43 PM

andrewagill: I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Kibo is legally eligible to run this year.


Kibo only runs for president in off-years. Less competition.

KIBO/McIRVIN '14
 
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