1 vote
Jun 8, 2015

Not until we get rid of the "lesser of two evils" mentality among voters. There are people who would vote for a candidate whose platform is more in line with their own thoughts, but they feel like they are "throwing away their vote" if they do so, because they believe that only a Democrat or Republican can win. What needs to happen is for people to look at VoteSmart.org and other sources and find a candidate they can really stand behind, and vote for that candidate. And we have to be willing to take the chance that a Ross Perot or Ralph Nader or just a sprinkling of votes among several obscure candidates will throw the election toward a candidate we don't want. Maybe then some third (and fourth!) parties will emerge that more closely represent what the people really want, but it will take more than ten years.

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