Which 3rd Party Candidate will spoil the chances for Which Major Candidate?
ou know, a while ago I heard that Ralph Nader was jumping into the 2008 Presidential elections, and all the pundits and reporters in the 24-hour drive-by media (you know, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News) could talk about was how this might destroy the chances for a Democrat to make it into the White House, because the only major party the Green Party would steal votes from is the Democrat Party. Of course, those news stations will then go on to say that although in 2004 Nader really didn’t make much of an impact at all, people believe that the Green Party really did have an adverse effect on the 2000 election with Gore and Bush.
They seldom mention the Libertarian Party — the only 3rd party ticket that actually could afford ads on election day in the 2004 election, and although they only probably got 3% of the vote it’s a ton more than the Green Party gets. But that party is brought up when someone (who was an Impeachment manager against President Bill Clinton) decides that after switching to the Libertarian Party, they may run for President in the 2008 election.
Bob Barr is the guy’s name, and he has started an exploratory committee for determining the feasibility and potential for running as the third party candidate. Now, I look at the Libertarian Party website, and thet have decided (strangely) that they are going to choose a presidential candidate for the 2008 election by having candidates not only meet criteria for running, but also that they get the most in donation money (because learning how to get the most money will apparently show the candidate how to compete in Washington).
The other kick in the pants I got when I went to the Libertarian Party web site (