The Presidential Candidates; Recognize all of these names?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
Presidential Candidates How many do you recognize? We usually get them all on the ballot here.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), May 14, 2000
I have heard Barbie is on the ballot (I AM SERIOUS), is this true?
If so, she has my vote.....I wouldnt vote for Gory or Bushwhacked either...
---hmmm, maybe I wont vote at all if Barbie isnt running...
-- consumer (email@example.com), May 14, 2000.
As a non American, I would almost have to agree with you. However for real integrity in politics I would rather see Ken run for president. At least there would be no sex scandals as everyone knows that Ken only comes with Barbie.
-- Malcolm Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2000.
-- consumer (email@example.com), May 15, 2000.
One fact about third parties that is rarely discussed in the corporate media is the fact that when any third party creates a strong challenge to either of the two major party's political base (Ross Perot is an excellent example) the most threatened of the major parties tends to co-opt the lead issue of the third party before it does more damage.
The lesson of the Whigs has not been forgotten. The Whigs refused to acquiese to the abolitionists and anti-slavery wing of its own base. The Republicans seized that base and won the Presidency in a 3-way race. No major party has repeated that error. Both the Populists and the Eugene Debs/Norman Thomas Socialists saw their issues co-opted and assimilated.
Any third party that voters rush to on the campaign finance reform issue will more than likely force an end to direct corporate control of elections through the power of big money. Either that, or the third party will become a major party. In my book that's the best reason to vote Ralph Nader and the Green Party, win or no win.
-- Brian McLaughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 2000.