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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 jamesrage View Post
    Most voters do not research candidates.They only know who is running based on the debates and commercials they see and who the media is propping up or trying to demonize. Saying oh they can just research the candidates and parties for the election after that is a bogus claim and not a reason to squeeze out other candidates in debates.
    I haven't said anything about debates, in fact, I think all candidates that appeal to a minimum demographic ought, not only be allowed in the debates, but be mandated to appear in the debates. However, all of these excuses for third parties is really based on the failure of the third parties. They don't advertise. If they can't afford to advertise, that's because their message doesn't appeal to either a sufficiently large audience willing to donate, or to the wealthy who would be willing to donate. That is a failure of the third party's philosophy. The key to winning any election is to appeal to the voters, get donations and advertise their ideals. If they cannot do so, they are not worth having on the ballot in the first place, they have failed in their most basic responsibility.
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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
    What I am saying is that the American people have shown no interest in the current crop of third parties and have shown no interest in changing the rules to benefit them.
    3rd parties get little to no exposure, so it's no wonder they aren't on the peoples radar....
    the people have noting to do with the rules... the rules are set by your 2 corrupt parties.

    you're simply making excuses as to why you personally oppose 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 Thrilla View Post
    3rd parties get little to no exposure, so it's no wonder they aren't on the peoples radar....
    the people have noting to do with the rules... the rules are set by your 2 corrupt parties.

    you're simply making excuses as to why you personally oppose competition in politics.
    Feel free to cite these so called RULES that prevent third parties from getting votes.

    I welcome the presentation of that evidence.
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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
    Feel free to cite these so called RULES that prevent third parties from getting votes.

    I welcome the presentation of that evidence.
    we've been over this issue a couple of times already.... and we both know you are demanding evidence that you will ignore or dismiss out of hand.
    ... just like you've done in the other cases.... hell, just like you do on every case, on every issue.

    I'll choose to sit here and drink a beer and enjoy the sunshine while you wallow in willful ignorance....

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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
    we've been over this issue a couple of times already.... and we both know you are demanding evidence that you will ignore or dismiss out of hand.
    ... just like you've done in the other cases.... hell, just like you do on every case, on every issue.

    I'll choose to sit here and drink a beer and enjoy the sunshine while you wallow in willful ignorance....
    So you have no evidence to present. Got it loud and clear. Enjoy that beer and the side of ignorance.
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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
    So you have no evidence to present. Got it loud and clear. Enjoy that beer and the side of ignorance.
    false... I have evidence and I have provided it before.... you simply ignored it, as is your norm.

    I'm not the one living in ignorance , believing there are no rules/laws that negatively affect only 3rd parties and benefit only the 2 major parties.... that would be you and the other extreme party loyalists who hate the thought of competition.

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

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    false... I have evidence and I have provided it before.....
    so then simply link to 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 haymarket View Post
    so then simply link to it.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    No. As the number of candidates increase, the amount of time each one can speak is reduced. There is no point to a debate if there are 31 candidates who each have 6 seconds per answer.

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

    There were 14 candidates for president in 2012.

    This would allow only 8 1/2 minutes - including moderator time - per candidate for a TWO HOUR debate.

    The claim of wanting more candidates allowed in debates sounds nice, but what it really would mean is the debates would be pointless.

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