Munditenens Tresplet: True, but then again, one has to point out that those who voted for Nader obviously had some problem with voting for Gore. When people vote for a third-party candidate, like Nader or Perot, they are making a statement to the larger establishment candidates
Nov 7, 2014 8:09:43 GMT -6
Munditenens Tresplet: Plus, Bush ran on a platform of "no nation building". Then 9/11 happened and he turned a full 180 on his foreign policy. Bush wasn't a bad choice in the 2000 election--but it's still a little surprising he was able to get elected in '04.
Nov 7, 2014 8:11:56 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Of course support for a third party is a statement; I think one of the most important changes that are necessary to USA governance is the introduction of proportional representation, so third parties stand a chance of making incremental meaningful gains.
Nov 7, 2014 8:19:40 GMT -6
Munditenens Tresplet: That would be great if it were to happen. It would first require a change to the Commission on Presidential Debates which, unfortunately, is privately funded by the DNC and RNC for the sole purpose of excluding third-parties.
Nov 7, 2014 10:10:48 GMT -6
Béneditsch Ardpresteir, O.SPM.: After 8 long years a friend of mine turns up connect on a social platform - and lo and behold, he a Cestour ! The World indeed is a very small place.
Nov 18, 2014 20:25:20 GMT -6
C. Carlüs Xheraltescù: I've not been around as much as usual lately, I've had a pretty busy week culminating in my grandmother's funeral in Somerset. Things should be back on track now though.
Nov 19, 2014 4:43:16 GMT -6