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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They marginalize themselves with their views.
    That's ridiculous. The vast majority of Americans don't know what they are. For the very reasons we've been pointing out to you. Like the establishment, you seem fearful of having anti-establishment voices in the same room with republicans and democrats.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    No vote , as the "none of the above option is missing .
    Perhaps, the rules should be "tighter" , given the quality of the candidates...Particularly the so-called conservatives .. terrible .. panderers to scumbags ..

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And therein lies the folly of your false assumption.
    it's self evident you aren't educated on the matter.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's ridiculous. The vast majority of Americans don't know what they are. For the very reasons we've been pointing out to you. Like the establishment, you seem fearful of having anti-establishment voices in the same room with republicans and democrats.
    You underestimate the American people. They know a skull and crossbones on a medicine bottle when they see it.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's self evident you aren't educated on the matter.
    Another false assumption on your part.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No vote , as the "none of the above option is missing .
    Perhaps, the rules should be "tighter" , given the quality of the candidates...Particularly the so-called conservatives .. terrible .. panderers to scumbags ..
    umm... be a bit more specific ... what rule should be "tightened"? , and what would be the outcome of tightening the rules?

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Another false assumption on your part.
    I'm sure you believe that..... now get back to arguing why you hate the idea of competition in politics.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You underestimate the American people. They know a skull and crossbones on a medicine bottle when they see it.
    this is nothing more than you saying " for your own good, we're not going to let you hear from people I personally hate"

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Clearly you miss the point. The establishment dismissal is the rub. And this needs to be changed. I want third party candidates debating the dinosaurs.
    What you want is the media to artificially create support for 3rd party candidates.

    Anyone can run as a major party candidate. IF that candidate has public appeal the candidate can win the primary. Instead, candidates who are niche topic and unpopular candidates declare that life and politics in unfair - and then run as 3rd party or independent candidates claiming they are being discriminated against.

    What you want is a candidate who has 1% support to receive the same air time as a candidate who has 20% or 45% support; meaning you want a bias by the media for unpopular candidates. You can keep crying how unfair life and politics is, but nothing will change that an unpopular candidate is unpopular. The media will never agree to your wanting unpopular candidates being favored by the media for disproportionate air time.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I'm sure you believe that..... now get back to arguing why you hate the idea of competition in politics.
    To the contrary, who hates competition is you. You want a media bias exactly opposite the views of the public. ANYONE can run as a candidate in ANY political party. If a candidate decides to run as a candidate of an unpopular political party they have nothing to cry about when they are treated like a candidate of an unpopular party.

    YOU are who wants a media bias against the opinions of the public (their viewers) and it isn't going to happen. The media DOES how 3rd party debates - and virtually no one will watch them. It is the debate of the malcontent losers - and most people know that. YOU try to convert that to some unfairness. But the fact is that few people have interest in unpopular losers, unlike you.

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