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  •  Love me some Bernie! (2+ / 0-)
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    stitchmd, Larsstephens

    But I have to say, if he had chosen to challenge Barack Obama in this election, as a third party or write in candidate, I would not vote for him.  Because I know he wouldn't win, and in the end, that would essentially be a vote for Mitt Romney.

    I come from the place where we must accept that our system has long been a two party system, for some very good reasons, and will certainly be so this November.  One of only two guys is going to win.  And I think it's incumbent upon every American citizen to make the best choice they can between those two guys---and hopefully some day, a guy and a gal, or two gals!  

    IF we want the freedom to choose from other than what the two parties offer, then we must start very low on the food chain, very local.  I'm a HUGE proponent of run off voting which is a whole other discussion, but essentially allows folks to have more choice, but in the end, insures there will be just two choices.

    For folks who favor a third or multiple parties, they don't seem to understand they're looking at elections where as little as 30% or LESS of the electorate elects the winner.  This is not a good solution to me.  In fact, it scares the shit out of me.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:16:29 PM PDT

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