Would You Vote For a Third Party Candidate?
Some interesting news was published by the Atlantic Monthly. According to a recent Gallup poll, 52% of Republicans questioned are in favor of a third party candidate for the 2012 election.
Not surprisingly, a full 60% of Tea Baggers also want a third party!
Most of this dissension stems from the fact that most Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed (duh), as well as unhappiness with the Republicans determination to screw with Medicare.
If a third party candidate such as Donald Trump or Ron Paul were to rise out of the ashes of the Republican party primaries, this would be more good news for Obama. Remember Ross Perot? He divided the Republican vote in 1992, which allowed Bill Clinton to squeak by favored incumbent George H.W. Bush.
Unfortunately, there is little opportunity for third party politicians in a presidential election. It’s a shame, because we need more viable choices than what the Democrats or Republicans throw at us every 4 years.
I voted for Obama, and I’m not happy with his work. As one blogger recently stated, “this is nothing more than Bush’s third term.” I refuse to vote for a Republican candidate, so where does that leave me, and others who feel as I do? Screwed, that’s where.
National politics is a game that only allows for 2 players in our bi-partisan presidential elections. I wish that would change; otherwise if I vote outside the party, I’m going to distinctly feel like my vote was wasted.
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- GOP’s WakeUp Call: 52% of Republicans Want a 3rd Party (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
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