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    Re: Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax P

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's certainly a worthy goal but right now people have to make a choice which will effect the direction of the nation for many years to come, perhaps permanently. It will take a very long while to get to where you want to go and there doesn't appear to be any sign that Barack Obama wants less government, quite the opposite in fact, whereas Mitt Romney has stated he wants less government through attrition.

    It would seem that on every level the choice, for now at least, is quite clear.
    Yes, absolutely, and that choice is neither Romney nor Obama. To use your logic, there would never be a right time to try something new, and so nothing would ever change.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax P

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Yes, absolutely, and that choice is neither Romney nor Obama. To use your logic, there would never be a right time to try something new, and so nothing would ever change.
    I'm all for hearing out new ideas and ways of doing things.

    What do you have in mind for a third party philosophy? Anything new? Something that hasn't yet been tried?

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    Re: Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax P

    Personally, I'd just like to start with eliminating the monopoly the Democrats and Republicans have built for themselves within the election system.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax P

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Personally, I'd just like to start with eliminating the monopoly the Democrats and Republicans have built for themselves within the election system.
    That.s been tried several times but with limited success.

    In order to make any inroads you'll need a legitimate alternative in order to capture people's attention and excite their imagination. What would that be?

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    Re: Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax P

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That.s been tried several times but with limited success.

    In order to make any inroads you'll need a legitimate alternative in order to capture people's attention and excite their imagination. What would that be?
    No, actually, the first thing you'd need to do would be to eliminate the veritable fortress of legal roadblocks erected by the two major parties. The second thing you'd need to do would be to eliminate the financial roadblocks erected by the evolution of the electoral process.

    These tasks completed, you could then make inroads, because those two issues are the chief reasons why third party efforts meet with limited success. Both parties regard legal challenges (so much for the will of the people, apparently), fine-tuning of election law, influencing of debate organizers and exorbitant spending on advertising to be appropriate measures for suppressing third-party challenges. Apparently, they have no interest in doing battle in the so-called marketplace of ideas, because then they might actually begin to lose some of their vast quantities of influence.

    Once the two parties were thus forced to compete rather than strong-arm, third parties would become a legitimate alternative that could capture people's attention and excite their imagination.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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