To a large extent, America’s current situation and its place in the world came about since the end of World War II hostilities in 1945. Since that time, America accomplished a great deal. It built up its modern infrastructure, expanded its higher education system and implemented policies ranging from civil rights and environmental protections to establishment of massive social programs such as social security, Medicaid and Medicare.
By inching over 10 percent of the vote last Tuesday, Dan Maes saved the Colorado Republican Party from the humiliation of falling to minor-party status. But while Tom Tancredo didn’t win the race, his 30 percent-plus of the vote elevated the American Constitution Party to a major Colorado party.
Libertarian candidates consider election defeats a learning experience, prepare for the next election.
Although the results of the 2010 election were a disappointment for North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates because they were not elected, several consider it a very good learning experience and preparation for future campaigns.
As the polls close today, Libertarians are hoping that their secretary of state candidate might have garnered a big enough portion of the vote to turn them into a major political party.
Mike Wherry would have to get at least 10 percent of the vote, which might be a long shot, but the party hoped to pick up a few votes after allegations of voter fraud against Republican candidate Charlie White came to light, said Chris Spangle, executive director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana.… Read more ...