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To: bayourod
"Wrong, we're getting stronger every day."

Why then for the first time in recent history are both Democrats and Republicans viewed negatively by voters across the nation?  Both are polling a 60% negative among voters.

"Are you starting that same old third party absurdity that we had to suffer through four years ago?"

Something more powerful than a third party is showing signs of life.  It is unorganized, and has both Democrats and Republicans looking over their shoulders.  In states that allow it, voters are changing from registering with a party and selecting "No Party" or "Decline to State" as their designation.  Both major parties are losing registrations to this such independent classifications.  It perplexes both major parties because they spend millions in party and government funds trying to gain new registrations, yet they are losing ground to an unorganized, unfunded phenomenon.  The two parties are trying hard to stop the phenomenon with a combined effort.

It's a quiet stirring of citizens that have realized the betrayals of both major parties.  The citizens are leaving the parties that abandoned them.  You are still in the majority bayourod.  You have given yourself to a one of the two major political parties.  Maybe the day will come when the majority of our citizens will shrug of the vested interests of the two parties for something that represents the concerns of most citizens.

32 posted on 07/17/2005 9:47:38 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: backtothestreets
"Maybe the day will come when the majority of our citizens will shrug of the vested interests of the two parties for something that represents the concerns of most citizens"

I used to live in a one party state--Democrat. I got active in the Republican Party and eventually represented the Republican party in a 20 county district larger than many states.

In a number of those counties a Republican primary had never been held nor had there ever been a Republican County Chairman or organization nor had there been anything keeping the Democrats from reporting what ever election results they felt like in Presidential, Governor, Senate, and Congressional races.

My goal was to get one person in each county to hold a Republican Primary in their home just so the people in that county would know that there really was a Republican party and to give them the opportunity to vote in such primaries as Reagan v Ford, Reagan v Bush, Bush v Kemp etc...

My life was threatened a couple times by local Democrat thugs who didn't want a Republican presence in their county. People I recruited to be county chairmen didn't usually last long. Their businesses suffered, they were threatened with being fired from their jobs, their children harassed at school, ostracized at church, etc...

So I know what it's like to fight an uphill battle

That said, third parties have no hope to be anything except spoilers in very tight races. Actually join the Republican Party and work from the inside to make changes.

34 posted on 07/18/2005 7:32:18 AM PDT by bayourod (There's nothing conservative about being Anti-business, Anti-Bush, Anti-14th, Anti-immigrant, Anti-f)
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