Gregory Rosenthal has this great post, complete with maps, over at his blog which illustrates the geography of third party support as a whole. There are also maps for the Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, and Green Party. Mr. Rosenthal attempts to analyze the maps and predict which areas will deliver the strongest returns for each party.… Read more ...
Art Carden of Forbes wrote an article articulating the problems with voting for the two major parties. He explains that certain states will always swing one way or another, and so to send a message it would be best to find a candidate that best aligns with your views, because voting for a third party candidate is not a wasted voted.… Read more ...
Kimberly Wilder writes: The following post and FaceBook page is from my husband and co-blogger, Ian Wilder. He is a Green Party member who created a nonpartisan FaceBook page to encourage a switch out of the Democratic Party and Republican Party.
A press release from the Green-Rainbow Party, the national Green Party affiliate in Massachusetts:
Keep Hands Off Protesters, Says Green-Rainbow Party
BOSTON – In response to the arrest of over 120 people early Tuesday morning, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) called for the City of Boston to find ways to accommodate the Occupy Boston demonstrators who have been gathering in the Dewey Square area of the City. … Read more ...
Kimberly Wilder writes: I am following the Occupy Wall Street protests closely at my other blog, onthewilderside.com, where it is more on topic. Though, of course, when there is a big demonstration, political issues arise. So, wanted to share some third party allusions which have been made.
Pull quote: “For members of third parties, holding radical political attitudes had a significant, positive effect on the likelihood that they would attend antiwar rallies. They also had a more negative view of Obama’s handling of Iraq, compared to Democrats, nonparty members and even Republicans.”
Excerpt from an article published at Spero News, which is being circulated by 2008 independent Congressional candidate and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan:
Did Obama’s Election mean the End of the Anti-War Movement?… Read more ...
About the video:
Sparrow is running for President of the United States (again).
Sparrow is a poet who has run for President the last 5 election cycles — beginning in 1992. In 1996 he ran as a revolutionary communist within the structure of the Republican Party and wrote a book about it, “Republican Like Me”.… Read more ...
from Ballot Access News
Smart Politics Blog Lists Minor Party and Independent Candidates for U.S. House who got Highest Percentages in 2010
On December 7, Smart Politics, the blog of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota, posted a list of the minor party and independent candidates for U.S.… Read more ...
(excerpt from) U.S. News & World Reports blog
Murkowski’s Win Gives Hope for Third Party Solution
by Susan Milligan / November 19, 2010
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…Winning an election as a major party nominee is surely satisfying; capturing the seat because tens of thousands of people made the effort to write in one’s name [as Senator Lisa Murkowski did] is exhilarating.
(excerpt from) The Washington Times
3rd-party candidates could tip tight races
It’s ‘good year for independents‘
by Valerie Richardson / October 24, 2010
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Even political junkies might not be able to identify LeAlan Jones, Shawn Moody, Scott Ashjian and Ceci Iglesias, but all four could have a major effect on the political balance of power after Election Day.
The Daily Beast has posted a video from the 2010 Hofstra NY Governor Debate with highlights of Jimmy McMillan’s comments. The video now shows as having 1,086,121 views since the debate Monday evening.
The video comments read:
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October 18, 2010 — In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks.