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Could You Vote For A Third Party Candidate?

How about Ron Paul as a Vice-President candidate?

He was great last night in Branson.

Fox Elections Poll Results
By Sarah | May 27, 2008

Would you ever vote for a third-party presidential candidate?
Yes (47%)
No (39%)
Not sure (14%)


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The very first third political party in the US?

Get this.."The Anti-Masonic Party"

no joke.

look it up.


I voted for John Anderson in 1980 and have voted 3rd party or independent since then the last being Michael Badnarik in 2004. If Dr. Paul is not on the ballot in any way this November I am not sure who I will vote for but for sure it won't be any of the present Republican or Democrat candidates.


Except for voting for Reagan in '84, ( I still don't remember my reasoning for that) I've haven't voted for a mainstream party presidential candidate since I started in 1976. This business about wasting your vote with third parties is pure unadulterated bullshit. Could it be propaganda spread by the duopoly to maintain their power? To breath new life into the system you've got to have the rise of a third party from time to time. That's why about half of us today aren't Whigs.
Let's remember what third party impact has done in the past. The Whigs rose, the federalists were absorbed. The Republicans rose and the Whigs were absorbed into the two parties. In the last 100 years third parties have had great influence. Some good. Some not so good. The Bull Moose Party episode in 1912 set in motion a chain of events that brought us Wilson, Colonel House, American involvement in WW I, and ultimately the CFR, not to mention the League of Nations that spawned the concept of what would later be the U N., and a federal public relations office to put forth certain propaganda to influence public opinions on gov't activities and policies. If a split in the GOP at that time had any influence on the 16th amendment and the Federal Reserve Act, I don't know, but let's blame it on that too.
If we remember our history, the Socialist Party was pretty stout in the early half of the 20th century and the Democrats adopted enough of their platform to attract their votes and make them obsolete. The New Deal Democrat/Socialists put us in the entitlement pickle we're in today.
A good many Reagan Democrats were conservative left overs from the Dixiecrat movement and and the American Party. Remember how many votes Wallace got in '68? I tend to think that may have influenced the move to a more conservative Republicanism in 1980 than Goldwater's showing in '64. Votes are what the parties covet. Dr. Paul's 5 or 6 percent nationwide just doesn't get their attention.
Perot's showing at the polls got their attention. His run in '92 emphasized a balanced budget and the National debt and brought us the " contract with America" and a Republican controlled Congress with the elections of '94. Of course they didn't do a damn thing about either. It wasn't about seriously addressing the budget/debt, but conning conservatives out of their vote.
If a libertarian/constitutionalist movement is not absorbed by the GOP, then a third party can arise if the electorate can be exposed to it. Nowadays, even with the major media and other entities having so much control over information, it may still be possible. Dr. Paul's following may be proof that it can be done.

Good Luck to All.

Yes, and if Ron Paul is not

Yes, and if Ron Paul is not the Republican nominee I will be either for Ron Paul if he runs independent or for Chuck Baldwin.


If it was Ron Paul.

Either 3rd Party or NOTA

this "None Of The Above" is intriguing!
I plan to do a lot of research - I would like to vote in whichever way
could send the largest message to the establishment.
If I voted 3rd Party it would deffinately be Constitution Party.
This makes most sense to me for voting for the message.
However, I understand 3rd Party candidates are not on all states ballots.
(seems hopelessly fixed) If everyone or the vast majority in all states
wrote in NOTA - might have a greater impact?


While it is not what i will do in November. (I will vote whichever way RP votes) NOTA is a very direct and simple message that I think many un/misinformed angry Americans can identify with. It could be a way to sway voters away from the mainstream candidates.

Where would this fall inline behind RP POTUS? If Plan B is to get RP in as 3rd party or as a VP. Plan C vote for whomever RP endorses. NOTA might be Plan D. The more I dwell on this the more I don't think JV fired this out there for no reason and I gotta say that if my intuition is correct. This is quite brilliant.

For the life of me For some reason there are people I know that really do support RP but just don't know it. Nor do they believe it when told. It's a strange dichotomy that never ceases to vex me. Some think they are informed but it all MSM brainwashing. Others are just plain angry and don't know how to channel their anger properly. While a few are still inclined to lean left if they vote at all.

I suppose the objective would be to cap our oppositions potential final vote counts. NOTA can't possibly split our vote as we are unified in our resolve. All votes siphoned off by NOTA would be from the mainstream candidates.

IF this is true then NOTA2008.com needs to go live and soon.

"It is like a finger pointing away to the moon, don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all the heavenly glory." - Bruce Lee
http://www.bmvgroupinc.com/ Never tie your shoes again. Ever! While helping me get to St.Paul!

"But, indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in court, on the ground of a breach of the Constitution. The Constitution it is true, is a compact, but he is not a party to it."

I've voted 3rd party the last four elections

Personally, if Ron Paul is not the nominee I would urge everyone to vote third party. Shake up the political landscape and show them you're mad as hell and you're not gonna take it anymore!

Third parties can only make an impact if they get the votes.. I'd give my left one to see the third parties rack up ten million votes.


I voted for Perot, felt good about it too.

Beats me why he doesn't support the Doc.

Didnt we discuss this

If we are all in the same boat why do the Balds and the B&R supporters still come her and attempt to make us kneel to these guys? They must be up to something other than bringing the revolution together right.

They are looking for

money and members. Peace

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

It's not going to happen

Not from us. We have to gather money for all the Ron Paul Republicans running for office; And we need to prepare for 2010/2012. Barr is dillusional if he thinks we'll follow; the Revolution will follow that is. As far as Baldwin goes, I don't think he's made such claims, yet ...

this is

The Daily Paul.

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Here's the link with the poll


Btw, this is not a very subtle way to tell us who you support.

Baldwin also supports Ron

Baldwin also supports Ron Paul, so what's the problem?

Support the Constitution of the United States

Support the Constitution of the United States

No Problem

I'm just saying.

Ventura/Paul 2008 only hope at this point...make it happen


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