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Sports Handicapper Gambles on Becoming President
Now that the Democrats have suffered a historic defeat on election day, a sports handicapper is doubling down on his goal of becoming President in 2012.
Wayne Allyn Root is a well-known Vegas sports handicapper and the current front runner to be the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the 2012 presidential race after being the running mate to 2008 nominee Bob Barr.
He may seem a long shot, but Root believes that enough Americans would embrace the Libertarian philosophy if they were exposed to it — and to him.
“The system is tilted toward two parties,” he told AOL News. “Especially when you have to spend so much time and money just for ballot access. During 2008, around July and August, we had 6 to 7 percent of the vote. For some reason, we weren’t included in the presidential debates, and if we had been, I think things would have tilted in our direction.”
Root points to England, where a third-party candidate was able to make an impact in the most recent election based on a great debate performance.
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