The Lanham Factor
The (ir)rational thoughts of a (not-so)mad man

Please Stop Voting Against a Candidate

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.

PARTY

CANDIDATE

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

Jeff Boss

Richard Duncan

Jerry Litzel

Dean Morstad

Jill Reed

Randall Terry

Sheila Tittle

Michael Vargo




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