According to isidewith.com, I most align with Gary Johnson, second most with Jill Stein (Green).
How is it that so many people will end up voting for Romney or Obama when there is someone who better represents their beliefs? Oh, right, media silence on anything other than the two major party candidates.(via ghollingsworth)
I’ve been wondering about this a lot lately. There are definitely people who represent my opinion better than Obama does, and voting for him is, in part, a defensive move—-I don’t want Romney to win. But I’m curious about third- (and fourth-) party candidates. For someone not in the two major parties to have a legitimate shot at winning the Presidency, their party would need to have a decent ground game. Right now, that just doesn’t exist.
There is one independent governor—-Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who until recently was a Republican. There are two independent senators—-Joe Lieberman, who was a Democrat, and Bernie Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist.
You’d like that it would be easiest to have an independent Representative, since those are more local races, but there are no independent Reps at all.
Until a political party can make a convincing showing in Congress or among governors, how could it actually hope to win the Presidency?