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  •  Wait...what? (1+ / 0-)
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    “The people that have approached me, they are not concerned. It’s kind of a grassroots movement of people who are in the middle, not to the far right or far left – a lot of libertarians, a lot of Green Party, those types of people as well as more conservative Constitutionalists.”

    “These people are kind of really pragmatic – looking for true representation.”


    Did he just describe Greens, Libertarians, and Constitution Partiers as moderate and pragmatic? Never thought I would hear that.

    Male, VA-08, -6.00, -9.13 SwingStateProject expat

    by drobertson on Tue May 03, 2011 at 10:23:42 AM PDT

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    •  Nothing say pragmatic like losing every election! (0+ / 0-)

      I missed that quote.  Wow...

      21, male, CA-15 (home and voting there), LA-2 (college)

      by Jeff Singer on Tue May 03, 2011 at 10:31:12 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, "pragmatic" is not the best word there (0+ / 0-)

        I mean, I admire their commitment, I suppose. But I don't really know what's "pragmatic" about staking out a position on the fringe and voting for parties that are too small and weak to ever come into power.

        I'm actually curious as to what the stats are for left-wing third-partiers voting Democratic and right-wing third-partiers voting Republican in federal elections, FWIW...

        Independent, Auckland Central resident, MD-05 voter, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life.

        by SaoMagnifico on Wed May 04, 2011 at 04:31:45 AM PDT

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