[thechat] Hiding from Elections Now

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Mon Oct 27 11:03:34 CDT 2008

I think it's a bit daft for *anybody* to cast doubt on the idea that
the US process is heavily stacked against third-party involvement.
The names of exactly two parties are cast in stone in the legislation
which governs the (eg) primaries of those exactly-two named parties.

A Democrat polling at 1% gets a spot in the presidential debates, but
an independent polling at 14% is barred.

Two points to Matt.

But suggesting that Obama's campaign gets its money 'the same way' as
McCain and/or the RNC in the face of overwhelming evidence to the

One point away again, imho.


PS:  On what planet is Sen. Paul not a "career politician" ?

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