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Old 10-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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My belief is that Romney will win. My hope is that it will be by enough that that 5% is accommodated because it would be a mandate to pay attention and include, and set the stage to change the landscape.

There is a significant number among the electorate that approach these reality shows with the resignation that a vote for one is a vote against the other. There isn't conviction for either side. That is probably most the case on the R side. I think that a strong showing by a Gubnor Johnson would encourage a lot more on that side to vote their real position.

Me personally? This election is too important to not vote against the stalinist rat bastard.
i don't expect johnson to win and i doubt johnson thinks he has a realistic chance in hell ...its about getting some much needed fresh blood injected into the electorial process. its about letting the the other 2 know that the citizens are sick of being ingnored. it'll serve as a reminder that the government is there to serve the people not the other way around.
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The 2 party system doesn't end unless you change the constitution. It's the inevitable result of winner takes all elections and the way congress is elected and structured.. To have more than 2 parties you need proportionate representation found in parliamentary systems.
your correct , but you have to learn to crawl before you can walk.
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The 2 party system doesn't end unless you change the constitution. It's the inevitable result of winner takes all elections and the way congress is elected and structured.. To have more than 2 parties you need proportionate representation found in parliamentary systems.
So, as always, it comes down to the lesser of two evils. And casting a vote outside that template, is by default, a vote for one of the two.

But I can't recall an election when the contrast between the two choices has been so stark, and the consequences so divergent.

Alas, I must vote against evil incarnate.
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So, as always, it comes down to the lesser of two evils. And casting a vote outside that template, is by default, a vote for one of the two.

But I can't recall an election when the contrast between the two choices has been so stark, and the consequences so divergent.

Alas, I must vote against evil incarnate.
and that line of thinking is exactly why we only have 2 options at the poll....
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and that line of thinking is exactly why we only have 2 options at the poll....
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