Okay, most people in the United States do not think about third party candidates. Most either choose between republican or democrat. But what people don't realize is that there are a LOT of third parties out there that have ideals and goals that might fit you a lot better then those of the DNC or RNC. http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm Take a look at these parties. I found a party that supports what I believe in a lot, and it is called the American Patriot Party. Just take a look. This two party system we have really does suck.
i think about third parties...if it werent for Nadder Bush might have lost...
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9th December 2003
Yup so true, a country atleast needs 5-10 different parties (even more is always better), since i'm sure that many people will agree on some of the believes of both parties but disagree with some others though. When i look at some of the democratic believes i have to disagree with some of them although i still would have to vote for them since the republican ideas differ even more from my ideas. The more parties the are the higher chanches are that a particular party represents all of your believes.
Too bad that voting for a third party in the USA wont work (unles they changed the election system , but i don't think that that is going to happen sinc both parties profit from it, they both would lose votes if they introduced a true multi party system as in the european countries. A real shame :( .
w00t to the 3rd party. I am a libertarian, a member of America's largest 3rd party.
They say the Badnarik (the libertarian canidate) might do to Bush what Nader did to Gore in 2000.
Yea, our two party system does suck. I'd love to see more representation in our government from the 3rd parties. That would take some change our government and our system. I think if changed it, it would be well worth the time and effort. I'm thinking a system like most of Europe's would be good here. I think the House of Represenatives could stay the same. They would represent the people by region, so each person would have direct representation from someone from their home town/area. HoR would stay the same. The senate would have to change. There would still be 100 seats, but if the Libertarians got 20%, they'd have 20 seats in the senate. There would have to be compromise in our government, which I feel would be good. It wouldn't be this two party BS system we have now. Lastly, I'd like to keep the power to vote for the President, and not have the legislature choose the leader(such as in Britain). Finally, another thing I'd like to get rid of would be the electoral college!
Well the problem with those third partis is that they make little difference come election day [except Nader's party]. America's two major parties overshadow most of the others. Here in Canada we have four major political parties. Each of the parties are key in an election as one party can easily shift the balance of power, as seen this latest election with the left-wing parties all agreeing on most issues against the Conservative Party. I like our system, but if there were more major parties, it would be even more hectic come election day.
The problem is america is not a democracy, it's a republic.
ArseholeThis two party system we have really does suck.
I agree with you, but I dont think it will change.
It won't change because of peoples attitudes like that. The reason it won't change is because the general public voting are uninformed about the multiple third parties out there. If more people knew about these parties ideas and what they stand for, they would get more support because a lot of parties fall directly into what you believe.
The fact is that everyone thinks that the third-party candidates arent going to win, so dont vote for them, and others vote blindly. Third-party candidates who are on the ballot piss me off cause they take votes form the Democrats. For example, if Nader didnt run, We probably wouldnt have an asshole as our president.