Thursday, June 26, 2008

Third (3rd) Party Candidates

Or "The Kooks are coming"
Some thoughts on 3rd Party Choices Bob Barr (former Republican) announced he would be joining a widening field of Libertarian candidates for President. Ralph Nader among others is running an Independent campaign. And Cynthia McKinney is the most well known name of a short list of Green Candidates. As did Alan Keys, and a hand full of others. None of them have a prayer of winning (despite their hokey rhetoric to the contrary), so what’s up with that?
I don't propose to provide a comprehensive nor in depth analysis of all the candidates of all the Independent and Third Party races. That may come later as the fields are winnowed down. It is important at this time however, for folks like me supporting in general the Independent movement or one of the 3rd Party platforms, to get acquainted with who the likely players are, and ask that all important question, Why should I care?
Bob Barr is trying to resurrect the far right wing base i think he would have better luck trying to resurrect Jesus, he thinks he will be a spoiler like Ross Perot. I really doubt that he gains any steam Ralph Nader is a nut that's not even woth the paper I'm printing on .
As for Cynthia McKinney, need I even say anything?

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