How many people here can name the last Time a "Third" Party candidate one the office of the Presidency? Well, Abraham Lincoln of the very young Republican Party. It was easier back then, you could go from town to town and talk with the people, show them your message.
Now, since so many people rely on the media, or other sources of information to learn about candidates and news on the candidates, it becomes harder to get your message out. Those Bat shit insane people who got enough signatures to be on the ballot will spend 6 weeks to 6 months bitching and moaning about how they can't get on debates, or get any media coverage. I mean, these people actually think that if people saw them up against the two "Main" parties, they'd win.
Ralph Nader is a perfect example. Everyone remembers him, right? The one who took votes from Gore so Bush could win? Well, Egotist Nader is running for President, once again. Again bitching how he can't get on the debates, never realizing he sounds like he's batshit insane. Also, he thinks the people would love him, despite most know him as one of the reasons we're in this hell hole of the last eight years.
So, back away from my rant on Nader, and Third Party candidates being insane. They complain about not being able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make it to presidency. Their supporters are just as freakish and annoying.
Here's an example:
So, Connecticut joins Maine, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Louisiana as states that would rather perpetuate the two-party system, instead of allowing free and fair elections.
This is a response to a federal judge saying you can't force yourself onto a ballot. That seems to make sense to me, seems you should file everything properly and go by the rules, instead of demanding entitlement. But I am just a humble observer.
You want my solution to the bitching in moaning of these people? start small, build your party up. Get a grass roots thing going. Have the party win county or state seats, have them become known to the people. (who'd of thunk it, that maybe you should be known to the people, not the media, huh?) then move a little higher, get a house seat or two, in a state that knows your party, likes your party. Show you're not just the same as the two parties in power. Then slowly infect the states around it, move out, get your brand out there. Note, this will take years, and decades, but hey, maybe it'll be more productive then bitching and moaning about the media.
Then you, the third party wanna be president. Get YOUR face out there, 4+ years before you plan to run. become a congressman, or a governor. Appear on the talking heads, on Fox, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, others i've forgotten. The people will start to know who you are, recognize you, like you. Than, you come out as the Alternative to whoever's running. Hopefully in a year where it's a lesser of two evils kind of thing. (if you were smart, you'd have started all this in the mid nineties, and by the time of 2004, you might just be in the White House).
But...The third parties aren't that smart. They believe in trickle down politics. They believe in jumping on top of the building, instead of building a ladder.
That is why i hate Third Parties, and why every time i hear one of their supporters, or the candidates themselves bitch and moan. They complain about it not being fair, but don't try and change the system, or even think of different ways to do things. They just sit, and moan, and think anyone who doesn't believe in what they're doing are perpetuating an injustice.
In the end, Third Parties don't have the drive, or the balls to change anything. They just want attention. They want people to look at them. It's sad. And i beg of everyone, until a third party changes it's way of thinking, or it's strategy to the white house, don't pay attention. Maybe they'll learn