Picking a Consensus Presidential Candidate Just Got EasierSubmitted by R-Double on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 12:17
While I respect the right of all RP supporters to choose a candidate of their liking, I have come to believe after todays press conference, that one candidate remains with a real chance at winning this thing. His name is Ralph Nader.
First off, Barr not showing has once and for all eliminated him from my options completely. I have always thought that he was just a neocon plant anyways.
On to Chuck Baldwin. Oh Chuck, why did you have to go there with the "my dear friend Jerry Falwell" line at the press conference. I like some of Baldwins positions but think that his religious views are leaning more on the extremist side. Also, he said that it wasn't until 2004 that he really started to question Americas policies and direction. Plus the CP has ballot access issues on top of it all.
As for Cynthia Mckinney, God bless her, she seems like a smart and nice lady who really cares about our constitutional guarantess, but as for polling and media attention, she has gotten the least. I think she deserves a good position in any cabinet though.
The last man standing in my opinion has to be Ralph Nader. Just yesterday his campaign announced that they have reached their goal of ballot access in 45 states!!! Not only has Nader always supported the Constituion but he has been consistently doing it for his entire adult life! For God's sake he was involved in establishing The Freedom of Information Act! He is a fighter for the American people and a true Patriot. He can actually win because he can draw enough of both left and right to succeed. Also his VP Matt Gonzales is a rising star who speaks very well and could easily take on a Biden or Palin in any debate.
In conclusion, vote for the candidate that you like the most. This is a free country after all and each candidate earns their vote and takes away none from the other. Remember though that a glass half full scenario can sometimes be a strategy that works when it comes to true change and Constitutional restoration. Peace