The Third Party Debate

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Disgusted by both parties? Upset that both Obama and Romney will do nothing about globalization, bad trade, importing foreign guest workers, offshore outsourcing, financial reform, stopping too big to fail, protecting the environment, soaring education costs, underwater mortgages, jobs, jobs, jobs, for profit health care costs or pick your pet peeve issue? If you're in a State where the election isn't close, lest you forget Florida 2000, you might want to check out third party candidates. There are four choices although they are not all on every ballot in every state.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. The hour and half event was moderated by former CNN anchor Larry King and Christina Tobin, founder and chair of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation and is available on C-Span and also the entire debate is viewable below for your political pleasure.

These candidates represent positions we won't hear about in our corporate controlled political spectrum. The Justice Party wants to get corporate money out of politics, so of course you'll never hear about them normally. The Green Party should need no introduction and Ralph Nader was their candidate in 2000. The Constitution Party wants to reduce all immigration and the Libertarians, well Ron Paul die hards, there's your protest vote.

Some great quotes from the debate include:

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate among developed nations - Rocky Anderson, the Justice Party

In no category is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol - Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party

Wasting your vote is voting for somebody that you don’t believe in. That’s wasting your vote. I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me - Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party

Jobs for America and American citizens first - Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party

I am the only candidate who has advocate a moritorium on green cards or foreign worker admissions into this country until unemployment is below 5%. It makes no sense to bring in foreign workers when we need jobs for American citizens first - Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party

Let’s bail out the students - Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party

Marijuana is dangerous because it's illegal. It's not illegal on account of marijuana being dangerous. It's not dangerous at all - Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party



Nevada has the option of voting for none of the above. I would imagine if this secret person, none of the above, were on every ballot, we'd have a real winner.