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shoelessjoe
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Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?

I am in my mid thirties and wonder if it will happen.


HempHead
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
Nope.


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El Josey Wales
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
We can only hope.


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Porky
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
Not until big money and lobby is eradicated from our political system. They need control of no more than 2 parties to perpetuate conflict, make more money in the process, and still make it appear to be a democracy.
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Sentrius
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
No.


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junkfunky
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
Only chance is if the EC system is changed. So, a 3rd party won't get elected until we move away from the two party system. Funny how that works.


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RCDfan1950
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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.


eelsuee
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
The electoral college guarantees a two party system in the general election. Any "third party" has to come through one of the two primaries. But honestly, in most cases if you can't win the primary of the party that more closely matches your beliefs, then you can win a general with those same voters plus the other party.

ETA: I would prefer a general election with a runoff as Louisiana does for governor.
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Tom288
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
We have to see a second party first.


Tigah in the ATL
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
Considering we haven't elected other than a major party President since George Washington, it seems like a long shot.


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TrueTiger
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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We have to see a second party first.


oh come on, you know we have both kinds of music here, country and western.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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ETA: I would prefer a general election with a runoff as Louisiana does for governor.


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


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weagle99
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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.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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.


Tiger in Texas
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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Not until big money and lobby is eradicated from our political system


This...but the media is more powerful that I ever realized, or Americans are just totally dumb...


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Interception
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
No... but we may see a transsexual president before long


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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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No... but we may see a transsexual president before long



Why, Michelle Obama running?


Stripes314
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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Why, Michelle Obama running?


Classy


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LSUgusto
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re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime?
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We have to see a second party first.


No shite.


Same parties, different interests.


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hawkster
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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.


Unless the democrats realize that after Obama, the anchor of their party demographics will soon no longer tolerate the nomination of any non-black candidates for president.


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