Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:17 PM
DISCLAIMER: This is not a post about “Romney” or “Obama”. This is not a post for whom I am voting. This is simply a post to address an issue that I cannot ignore any longer. This two-party system that we have allowed to establish a foothold is killing this country.
More than 2 Options
I was recently asked, “If you had to choose Romney or Obama who would you pick?” I replied “Non sequiter. The founders of this nation ensured that I never have to pick from only two candidates.” But somehow that is the way this country’s citizens think.
I told someone last week that there are around 20 candidates for president and she was genuinely surprised. (There are actually 25 candidates.) She had no idea there were that many and, even though she knew there are more, she didn’t know any names beyond Romney and Obama. Well, I am going to try and educate people like her on other options.
Vote for a Candidate, not against another Candidate
So this post is the first in a series with a little bit of information about each candidate for president. I implore you…I beg you, please do your civic duty and conduct a little bit of investigation and research on your own to find the right candidate for you.
Hey, if your candidate is Romney or Obama, that’s fine. As long as it’s an educated decision. But please…stop voting against a candidate. Start voting for a candidate.
A List of Candidates
As I mentioned, I am going to write a little something about each candidate and I’m going to go by alphabetical order by PARTY, then by CANDIDATE LAST NAME so as to not show any bias.
P.S. – If you want to know the candidate I selected I am happy to tell you. But that’s not what this series is about.
|America's Party ||Tom Hoefling |
|American Third Position Party ||Merlin Miller |
|Americans Elect Party ||No candidates met the requirement to enter into the online caucus. |
|Constitution Party ||Virgil Goode |
|Democratic Party ||Barack Obama |
|Grassroots Party ||Jim Carlson |
|Green Party ||Jill Stein |
|Independent American Party ||Will Christensen |
|Justice Party ||Rocky Anderson |
|Libertarian Party ||Gary Johnson |
|Objectivist Party ||Tom Stevens |
|Peace and Freedom Party ||Roseanne Barr |
|Prohibition Party ||Jack Fellure |
|Reform Party ||Andre Barnett |
|Republican Party ||Mitt Romney |
|Socialism and Liberation Party ||Peta Lindsay |
|Socialist Equality Party ||Jerry White |
|Socialist Party USA ||Stewart Alexander |
|Socialist Workers Party ||James Harris |
|Independent Candidates || |