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TailgateTiger
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?


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Any third party will be a split off from the Republicans. We all know what that means. Sayin 'yes mam' to Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.


Exactly!






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TailgateTiger
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?


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No, for many reasons.
1. Legislative seats are not apportioned by % of the vote.
2. In order to receive matching funds, a third party candidate needs 5% of the vote.
3. 3rd party candidates are not included in major debates.
4. Tradition


5. The media is in bed with the democrats forever.






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eelsuee
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?


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3. 3rd party candidates are not included in major debates.
I am pretty sure I saw Ron Paul and Gary Johnson on the same stage as Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

A third party candidate has to rise through one of the two major primaries. Once the primaries are decided, supporting a third party guy is futile if your goal is to have them actually win the election.

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I'd like to see an instant runoff system where you rank your candidates in order.
That would be awesome.






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