One response to ‘spoiler’ arguments

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This editorial…er…analysis was in the Iowa Independent:

Independent Filing Period Begins

By John Deeth 7/28/08 6:04 AM

The filing period for third party and independent candidates trying to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot begins Monday, and at least two independent congressional candidates could make the cut.
The filing period runs through August 15, ….

On the presidential level, Iowa usually sees about eight candidates on the ballot, though a whopping 14 qualified in 1992. Green Party activist Holly Hart was working the Ped Mall of downtown Iowa City Saturday night, and said she thinks the Greens will gather the 1,500 signatures needed to get nominee Cynthia McKinney on the ballot.

Libertarian Bob Barr and independent Ralph Nader are also likely to qualify. Nader and McKinney are expected to draw votes away from Barack Obama, while Barr is expected to take votes from John McCain.

and the (drum roll please!) comment:

Jessica V. Cortez
Comment posted July 28, 2008 @ 10:52 am

Shame on Sprite and Root Beer for “siphoning” drinkers away from Coke and Pepsi.

We were just fine in this country without other soda flavors. The “ego” of some of those OTHER, alternative sodas. Don’t they know that everybody just wants a choice between TWO sugar-filled mega sodas: Coke & Pepsi. Get over it. No Dr. Peppers, either. Or Hansen’s sodas, god forbid. And, certainly nothing diet. And water.

Ralph Nader = filtered drinking water (i.e., good for ridding the body of toxins).

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