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Who’s It Going to Be?

Posted by IT Pilgrim on July 30, 2008

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Today I am wondering, who’s it going to be. I am the first to admit, I can be a little slow on picking up the currents of the “big two” in our little duopoly system. However, as a realist, I know that we are probably stuck with the big two for a while yet, though their days are clearly numbers. Feel free to disagree with me, I know how worked up some people get about their chosen political affiliations. I think the time has long come for a viable third party to pull itself up out of the rubble the other two are creating. Just for the sake of making sure we all understand, we have a couple of parties, true, we have the Republican party, the Democratic party, the Green party, and the Libertarian party.

So, yes, admittedly, we do have a couple more parties out there than anyone seems to notice, or even to know about. How many people, I wonder, blindly vote a straight party ticket? While, I will try to reserve judgment on others, I could never do such a thing. To assume that each person within a party has the same ideals seems at best, uninformed. Take, for example, Ron Paul, who was (is?) running as a Republican, when at the same time we have John McCain, running on the same time, at the same time, and just how different are their ideals? They might as well be night and day, and yet, they are both members of the Republican party. Then we have Barak Obama, all I can say is, he needs to pick a stance and stay with it.

So, ladies and gentlemen, who are all the likelies going to pick for their running mates, and more than that, to the other two parties, when are you going to step up to the plate. One has to wonder if the other two parties will have to become more conformist to ever become more viable, or if we, as the American people will grow past the current levels of conformity and political correctness. So without further Adieu, John McCain, Barak Obama, who’s it going to be?

For the Libertarians, it appears that Bob Barr has picked Wayne Allen Root, and for the Green party, Cynthia McKinney has picked Rosa Clemente as her running mate. I have to say, an all female ticket for them, that is decidedly bold, however doomed to failure it may be, though good for them for trying. I do think that it is kind of funny, that the Libertarian party is trying to pick up the baton that the other parties dropped a long time ago, but yet, hold themselves up by saying things that people don’t like to hear. We have to fight the trends towards socialism, my friends, we deserve better than this. And while we’re at it, do we really need to put up our candidate stickers and posters in our cubicles at work? Just a thought.

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