But, you have to be realistic. More people arent going to think like Cedar. Its just not going to happen. We live in a country where the large majority of people are clueless. Youre not going to change that. It would take a LONG time to change the culture to where most people have a clue and we could have a system of multiple parties and a government that could work with rapid changes like that.
And what are you guys doing to get this change started? Writing in people that nobody cares about? How does that help? Sitting on your couch smoking bongs? How does that help? Posting on FH? How does that help? If you truly believe this **** needs to happen, then make it your life cause and get out there and stir the ****. Create the change. Be the change.
Fact is we have 2 candidates to choose from who can win. Thats the situation we are in. So you need to get real and deal with the situation we are in instead of trying to escape that reality. Choose the best option of the two. When this is over, start your campaign to make **** different. As for now, we have a circumstance where the incumbant President has done possibly the worst job of any president for 4 years now. He needs to be removed. You dont like Romney? Fine. But, could he really do worse than Obama?
You need to decide that and choose one of those 2 men. Reality is that one of them will be our leader for the next 4 years. Writing in RuPaul will have ZERO effect on anything.
I've come to the decision that since my voting location has already been switched over (so I'll be able to vote) since my move, that I'll be voting for...
That's right I said it. Eat it D9954.
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Good job Lou!!!!
"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
It's all a matter of opinion, but above is a contrary argument that Obama is likely to lose next month.
I get that people are dissatisfied with the two party process, but until third parties are included in the presidential debates and taken seriously neither the Libertarian, Green or Reform party will ever hold the office of POTUS. Your best bet is for Libertarians to try and carve out their own niche within the GOP, and attempt to have more influence than the Christian Coalition, while the Green Party should attempt to do the same within the Democratic Party. We are society that embraces dichotomy: Coke or Pepsi, Droid or iPhone, Chevy or Ford, Marvel or DC, Analog or Digital, Paper or Plastic, etc.
People are entitled to vote for the third option but know that you end up with options like: Shasta, Blackberry, Chrysler, Darkhorse Comics, cloth bags - all of which have their own merits, but are not likely to embraced by the larger population. The better option is to donate money or support candidates that share similar values to your own and have them succeed within the two party system. The Tea Party did this to some degree, and forced the GOP to take notice that the status quo is not acceptable.
WV, one vote changes nothing anyway. It doesn't matter if you vote third party or not. Besides, the vast majority of people live in states where the outcome is decided anyway.
Also, Wayne Allen Root is lying in the Washington Times article TrojanFin posted. He says every poll showed Kerry in the lead; this is wrong. Almost none showed him in the lead. The rest of his "predictions" were what everyone was saying.