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  •  And unless something changes (10+ / 0-)

    the GOP won't have my dad's vote again.

    I seriously hope that some major shakeup happens with the Republican party and that your dad will feel ok to choose to vote Republican. The 2 party system requires worthy opponents to bring out our best. Your dad sounds like a great guy.

    •  Why should we have a two-party system? It is not (3+ / 0-)
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      DuzT, orangeuglad, zett

      enshrined in the Constitution that it be that way. It only devolves to that and then from that two a two-headed hydra that wins either way. Let the GOP R.I.P. and let variety and co-operative coalitions gather together at the grass-roots level. In 2008 I ran for my State House as a non-party ("Citizen Me") person, with only a few friends pushing me forward to do it- and I garnered just a sliver under 10% of the vote. I may just go back again and try harder with an independent organization.
          But the thing about it is- I had been invited by the local Democrats to be on their ticket, and had I accepted I would have been a shoo-in and I'd be in the State House now. BUT- they asked me to support the rest of the party and whole-heartedly and I don't (Gimme Kucinich or give me political death, I say...). So I ran on my own since people seemed to want me. And in the end all people wanted to know was whether I would "caucus" with the Dems or the Republicans. Aarrgh!

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