From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:
Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.
(excerpt from) Counterpunch
Full story: here Welcome to Clinton’s Third Term
Don’t Mourn, Go Green
By Don Santina
For quite awhile now, the political streams have been flooded with the ever increasing wail of the progressive Democrats. The weeping and gnashing of teeth by peace and justice groups, unions, focus groups, Democratic Party blogs and liberal/left journals has become deafening: What happened, why didn’t we get what we voted for on November 4, 2008?
from Ballot Access News University of Iowa Publicizes Scholarly Study That Suggests Nader Helped Gore in 2000
September 29th, 2009
The June 2009 issue of the Journal of Marketing Research has an article, “Could Ralph Nader’s Entrance and Exit Have Helped Al Gore?”. The three authors are University of Iowa Professor William Hedgcock, Professor Akshay Rao of the University of Minnesota, and Professor Haipeng Chen of Texas A&M University.
The one election is recent history in which the spoiler effect played the most major role – or at least it is perceived that way by many – was the 2000 presidential election. In case you live under a rock, Al Gore lost Florida to George Bush by about 500 votes and that caused him to lose the Electoral College.… Read more ...