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Open Thread: Free & Equal Third Party Debate

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    They are hardly rebutting

    They are hardly rebutting each other. All that they do is agree with one another.

    On top of that I have heard Virgil Goode now say on 2 occasions people shouldn't vote for him. He's a different kind of crazy.

    ...

    The whole point is to hear candidates outside of the dem / repub stronghold. In that sense it is a success and should be applauded, regardless of how we feel about these candidates.

    It is small but irrelevant

    It is small but irrelevant victory.

    It's no different than "picking between the lesser of 2 evils" argument. Instead of 2, now theres 6...they're all bad.

    At least we get to hear six

    At least we get to hear six instead of just the two morons. Again, thats the point.

    I somehow dont feel that

    I somehow dont feel that hearing 6 morons is any better than hearing 2 morons. But just my opinion.

    I feel ya.

    I feel ya, but this the first ever third party debate. Im not impressed either, but if something like this could gain some traction in the future, and attract much more viable options due to growing interest and exposure, it could be a good thing.

    No bad wars...

    "We should be the friend of liberty everywhere, but the guarantor and provisioner of ours alone." Constitution Party platform.

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

    Goode

    FUNNY AS HELL ACCENT!

    Rocky guy isn't bad. And Jill Stein is a hardcore socialist!

    "Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

    Educate the masses, and win in the end.

    Heard the funny accent before!

    He is on many good issues, but an awkward way of saying them.

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

    I would have loved to see Gary Johnson debate Obamney

    Johnson's foreign policy positions are so different than Obamney, and I think so much more in line with what the American public wants. End the wars. Bring the trrops home. Cut out the drone bombing.

    We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

    -C. S. Lewis

    Why doesn't Jill Stein run

    Why doesn't Jill Stein run for president of the United Nations?

    "You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

    Larry King is eating lemons

    He keeps making that sourpuss face.

    Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

    this climate change bullshit

    this climate change bullshit is pissing me off

    Virgil Goode is a mess

    I rescind any suggestion that I might vote for him. I like Gary Johnson except for the fair tax thing. It would be great if these 4 were the only choices.

    On what!

    1.balance the budget as soon as elected
    2.no immigrants until unemployment under 5%
    3.end big money super PACS
    4.term limits to allow gov reps to focus on the country, not campaigning
    -others not said :end wars, get out of the UN, end IRS and all income taxes not just replace with a fair tax.

    Drug use is small compared to the U.S budget

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

    I'm sure you'd still say that...

    If you'd ever been arrested for simple possession of pot and had your rights completely violated.

    Plus the end immigration thing is absurd. That's protectionist nonsense.

    Go Goode!

    We will not be the policeman of the world!

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

    Have to say

    Chuck Baldwin was SO much more likable than Goode.

    Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

    Yeah

    Goode's pretty bad (in my opinion, to each his own).

    Downright crochety!

    And his voice is like Foghorn Leghorn.

    Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

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    Gary Johnson is bringing the house down.

    He is doing great.

    Repeal the Patriot Act got biggest applause!

    I was glad to hear it.

    We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

    -C. S. Lewis

    Virgil Goode "Moratorium on

    Virgil Goode "Moratorium on green cards until unemployment is gone!" .... since increasing the cost of production and consequent prices is great for an economy...

    "You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

    Not gone five percent...

    please get it right!

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

    also

    Keynesians consider "5" percent unemployment to be a "full employment"

    It's still bad economics.

    It's still bad economics.

    "You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

    I'm oddly drawn

    to Rocky Anderson's accent

    What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
    yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
    of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
    -- Archibald Macleish

    Rocky Anderson endorsed

    Rocky Anderson endorsed romney for gov of mass & romney endorsed rocky for mayor

    He's from Virginia... it's

    He's from Virginia... it's the accent of Thomas Jefferson

    "You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

    So is Goode!

    ....

    Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!