Why a third party run CAN work!Submitted by NCFREE on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 07:50
The reason is simple math! We do not have the numbers to take over the republican party because that was proven throughout the primaries, maybe someday but not anytime soon. Now...if we all decide to vote for lets just say someone like Bob Barr for example purposes only, (or if there was a chance of RP still changing his mind and running as a third party candidate, which I realize is wishful thinking) Here is the math:
We would get all of those liberatarion voters and all of us RP republican voters, convince some new voters that are not happy with the 2 main candidates who say voted for (Romney, Thompson, Gravel, Kuchinich, Edwards, ect..). Also there are A LOT of voters in early states including Super Tuesday states that have opened there eyes to RP's message since then. So...lets say that takes us to 25% of the vote. I also know of a lot of very strong christians who were Huckabee supporters who still refuse to vote for McCain and will raly around say Chuck Baldwin because he is a preacher and they would think he is God's choice.... so he gets 7% of the vote. Then you have Ralph Nadar who will steal a lot of votes away from Obama, there are a lot of Clinton supporters who will refuse to vote for Obama, and (unfortunetly racist people in this country still exist everywhere, but lets face it) there are still several Dems who will not vote for a black president...so Nadar gets 18%. Then there are the other 3rd party candidates who will appear because of all the hype around this years presidency plus the write-in's.......so they all get 5%. Then lets say Obama gets 23% and McCain gets 22% of the vote.
Voting third party would breakdown the votes. We could never do this in the past because there was never a man like Ron Paul who opened so many minds and given so many Americans hope. Even though I realize that someone like Bob Barr is not our #1 choice at least it would prove to the country that we can take this country back from the coruption of the 2 main parties! This is not about taking our "Party" back, it is about taking our Country back!!!