TailgateTiger LSU Fan Bullard, Texas Member since Oct 2008 719 posts
re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime? (Posted on 1/27/13 at 8:04 am to HailHailtoMichigan!)
quote: 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.
eelsuee LSU Fan 2B+!2B Member since Oct 2004 3995 posts
re: Will we see a third party president in our lifetime? (Posted on 1/27/13 at 9:20 am to HailHailtoMichigan!)
quote: 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.
quote: I'd like to see an instant runoff system where you rank your candidates in order.