When neither candidate is tolerable, ...

When neither candidate is tolerable, what does the responsible ...

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 16, 2008, titled When neither candidate is tolerable, what does the responsible .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

All my life, I've cast votes in presidential elections that were votes against the Democrat rather than for the Republican.

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Lewis Sinclair

Burnsville, MN

#1 Oct 16, 2008
Gosh, Rod. We'll all miss you at the polls. Really.

A little reminder to everyone: there ARE third-party candidates. We could have a real honest-to-God democracy again.
Not a two party system

Buffalo, MN

#2 Oct 16, 2008
When neither of the major parties deserve your vote, don't hold back, look at the other parties, and cast your vote for one of them.

It means a little more than "I didn't vote"

Chaska, MN

#3 Oct 16, 2008
My sentiments exactly, Lewis. If all of us who are fed up with the status quo stay home, no one will ever hear our frustration. We just look apathetic. If we all, however, show up and vote for a third candidate, all of a sudden our voice is heard, loud and clear, NO MORE POLITICS AS USUAL.


Since: Sep 08


#4 Oct 16, 2008
i was told on monday a vote for a third party was a vote for Obama I asked the guy if i should just give up my righ to vote and stay home if i was not going to vote for who they wanted me to. I mad the caller so mad at me and my wife about split her ribs laughing at the question i kept asking the guy which he could not answer My question was come dec 15th when my job and 19k other people lose their jobs what will McCain do for us. i say 19k but it will be more in the long run when the venders we use lose that money. this guy could/would never answer my question just kept telling me that my vote would be wasted
Justin Sider

Santa Rosa, CA

#5 Oct 16, 2008
I couldn't agree more with the previous posts.. I would like one day, a middle class person, run for president. The person has to be living paycheck to paycheck, have a mortage payment,..... like most of the country. Have common sense and be strong in character enough to turn down the special interest money.. Why are we tolerating the few to represent the majority? It's a shame it will never happen in my lifetime...
Obama the con

Long Beach, CA

#6 Oct 16, 2008
Americans -- Your messiah is here

According to Farrakhan, the Muslim messiah "Obama" has spoken and is going to bring "Change" to America.
Question: Is this the kind of change that YOU were waiting for?

Mound, MN

#7 Oct 16, 2008
Posted on Tuesday, 10.14.08 Recommend (6)share email print comment
Third-party candidates to debate on Sunday
McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON -- Third-party presidential candidates finally will have their own debate: at 8 p.m. Sunday at Columbia University in New York.

The debate, which will be announced Wednesday, will include at least three of the four third-party candidates - independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party's Cynthia McKinney and the Constitution Party's Chuck Baldwin. Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr said he has a scheduling conflict, but debate organizers say he wanted to appear only with Nader.(Democratic nominee Barack Obama and Republican nominee John McCain are also invited.)

Nader and Barr are on the ballot in 45 states, while the Green Party is on 31 state ballots and the Constitution Party is on the ballot in 37 states. Nader and McKinney also are on the District of Columbia ballot.
Lewis Sinclair wrote:
Gosh, Rod. We'll all miss you at the polls. Really.
A little reminder to everyone: there ARE third-party candidates. We could have a real honest-to-God democracy again.

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