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Saturday, October 30, 2004

A Fourth Option For President

Looking for someone to think about if Bush, Kerry, and Nader aren't your cup of tea? Posted by Hello

Do Bush, Kerry, and Nader really turn you off?

Have you ever called yourself a "Libertarian"?

Then you should know something about the Libertarian party nominee for president, Michael Badnarik.

If you were against the war in Iraq, and realize that both Bush and Kerry support it, then you will be happy to know this candidate is against it.

If you are a fiscal conservative, and unhappy with Bush's soaring deficits, but not comforted by the idea of a liberal tax-and-spend democrat taking over, then you should know about his plan for the economy.

Obviously, his website has much more in terms of details on his positions on various items. So if you're not happy with either Bush or Kerry, then do not try to figure out the lesser of two evils.

If you do, you will ultimately vote for an evil.

Ugh. Election Day. Posted by Hello


Blogger Unknown said...

That would be a valid option if there was any hope of a libertarian president getting anything done. But wait, the president isn't all-powerful. Welcome to the world of checks and balances. See, there's this thing we have called Congress. Congress is the thing that actually gets things done. The president can help affect bill development, but its up to Congress to actually develop and pass bills. Thus, the president has to be able to work efficiently with Congress in order to get things done. A Libertarian would be completely unable to do this. He would have no respect from either party and no political pull. When it comes down to it, President is just a title. If the president wants to accomplish his platform, he has to be able to work with Cognress.

Also, there is absolutely no hope that anybody but aither of the two major parties will win. So voting for this libertarian would be roughly equivalent to voting for me.

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Blogger Nominal Me said...

I think there's a larger issue here...a statement that we as Americans need to make about the process. As long as we fall into the "lesser of two evils" dichotomy, we will continue to get candidates like Kerry and Bush.

If we continue to fall for the "wasted vote" mentality, then our choices will be very limited.

Let's face it, how much say did most Americans have to say about who the nominees were going to be? Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire had some say, but after that...none of us did.

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