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Thread #147963 Message #3432534
Posted By: Bill D
07-Nov-12 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Obama Wins!!!
Subject: RE: BS: Obama Wins!!!
ummm...999 did you really mean this?
"Logical votes would have done what Henry Krinkle did: GREEN."
That would be logical only IF it were a fully developed party as part of a multiple party system such as Israel. *I* see the virtues ... and the hazards.. of such a system, but who do you see on either side trying to engineer such a drastic change? It would require at least one amendment to the Constitution and THAT needs approval of states who would rather compete against only ONE other party.
The last time anything significant was done by a 3rd party was when " in 2000, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader catapulted George W. Bush into the Oval Office by siphoning off 97,488 Florida votes that otherwise would have gone to Al Gore."...and before that, Ross Perot probably got Clinton elected.
If logic were universal, a LOT of stuff would be different, but we have to play the hand we're dealt. *I* would like to start with a simple change of eliminating the electoral college and revamping the primary system, so that Iowa, N. Hampshire don't get all the early attention and we don't have 5-6 states determining the entire election at the end.
I DID vote logically.... by voting for someone I basically believe will try to do a decent job and NOT voting for someone whose influence would have sent us into a hateful theocracy....as someone said S*U*P*R*E*M*E C*O*U*R*T.