Why a 3rd Party or Independent Run Will Not Work!Submitted by hawkiye on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 00:48
It is simple math. Even if someone like Barr got 20% of the vote what good will that do? Nothing! Now don’t get me wrong if I thought a 3rd party had a chance I would ditch the Republicans in a heartbeat. However do the math, it simply won’t accomplish our goals because if all Ron Paul supporters rallied around a 3rd party or independent candidate there still is not enough voters to effect change. Like it or not in order to have the numbers to effect change we need the mindless voters of the republican party who just vote party line without really knowing or caring what’s actually going on. If we leave the party they will not come with us. It’s that simple.
Some just don’t seem to get it. The old guard Republicans wants us to get mad and leave the party. So they can continue to run it just as they always have been. Don't fall for that or they win.
Barr whether he knows it or not, is being used as shill to split the vote.
We’ve have tried getting mad and leaving and it’s not working. We have tried not voting and ignoring them; it’s not working. There is only one-way to effect change and it is simple mathematics; and that is to take over a major party that has enough voters already to effect change, that is what we need to continue to do!
I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to quit I get so angry at the shenanigans. However every time I feel that way I ask myself what is the alternative? The alternative is to go back to the same things that allowed this mess to be created in the first place. We can’t get mad and quit every time the old guard pulls a dirty trick. We have to preserver and become relentless. If we don’t get control this term we will get it next time. We have to keep at it. Eternal vigilance... We have made tremendous headway let’s not throw it all away by fractionalizing and weakening ourselves. We need to stay unified on the core principles and on what will work to accomplish our goals. Mathematically the only thing that can work is taking back the Republican Party. Yeah it’s a pain in the ass but we must stay the course.