Skip to comments.Chuck Todd: Third Or Fourth-Party Presidential Candidates Will Emerge In Spring
Posted on 11/08/2011 7:23:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Chuck Todd didn't cautiously couch his prediction. On today's Morning Joe, NBC's political director flatly forecast that third and/or fourth party presidential candidates will emerge in the Spring.
Todd based his bold prediction on the theory that there is a hunger for populist candidates, and that populism is not the way Obama or Romney [his presumed Republican candidate] "roll."
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Is Chuck Todd right? Will populist presidential third party candidates emerge? Ping to Today show list.
If Romney gets the nomination, could Huckabee, a populist said to detest Romney, jump in?
Well I am sure Chuck Todd hopes so. Anything to help Obama win re-election. Liberals like Todd remember well how Perot helped Clinton get elected and would love nothing more than a replay of the same scenario. 3rd party voting is stupid, you'd have thought people would have learned that by now.
It's been her plan all along.
Chuck Todd: Third Or Fourth-Party Presidential Candidates Will Emerge In Spring
WOW! I wonder how much $$$$$$$ THAT is going to cost the DNC??!!
Huckabee will run on “the semi-socialist amnesty party”
If Romney somehow magically gets the nomination, then I think a strong 3rd party candidate might jump in on the right, and honestly, I wouldn’t be suprised to see one jump in on the left too, especially if Obama’s numbers go lower than 40 and stay there.
I think Obama’s victory strategy all along hsa been for a 3d Party (Conservative) candidate to split his opposition votes. That is how Clinton won (Perot) and that is the game plan for 2012.
I agree on both counts. On the Democrat side, their base won’t vote for Romney, but they might just stay home. A fourth party liberal challenger gets them to the polls, preventing (they hope) a Republican blow-out down ballot.
BTW, Upchuck Todd is a dope and has no idea what he is talking about.
Check Post # 11. Todd has contacts inside the Obama Team.
“It’s been her plan all along.”
Well, if it’s an Obama - Mitt contest it’s a lose lose proposition for conservatives and a win win for liberals.
At least with a third party we’d have a small chance.
...We have one party now. What’s needed is a second party...
Look, if the Republicans nominate Mitt Romney, they will lose the POTUS election to POTUS Barack Hussein Obama. Obama is drooling over a Romney run at the POTUS. Romney will be a cinch for Obama to knock off, just as John McCain rolled over and played dead in 2008!!! It is Cain, Gingrich & Rubio, the Obamabots are terrified of. In the Obama view, Cain must be totally destroyed in any manner possible, and....i mean any manner, at all!!! Why? Because, if Cain win the POTUS nod from the Pubbies, and selects Marco Rubio as his running mate, a massive silent minority vote (Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, etc.), about 30%, will go to Cain/Rubio. Coupled with a huge, majority White vote, about 75%, Obama loses big time and the Democrat party just about ceases to exist as a functioning political party!!! the result would also be the same, if the ticket were Cain/Gingrich!!! Cain/Palin ditto!!! Cain/Jindal ditto!!! Cain/West ditto. Both political establishments, Democrat & Republican would rot and perish on the vine!!! America would be on the way back to the true world leader she can be!!! Wake up America!!! It is now time for all good men & women to come to the aid of their country!!!!
The status quo is untenable. Everyone knows it, no one acts on it (yet).
The Romney nomination, which is inevitable, is an attempt by a dying party to keep the governing coalition that has ruled since 1933 in place. I don't think it will work.
Romney's nomination will split the GOP, and I doubt that it will be able to be revived in its present form.
Depending on WHEN Ronmey's victory is assured, an opposition force will appear. If he's a lock by, let's say, March, that opposition force will be very powerful.
The nature of the fourth party is less clear at this point. Will it be a Bell-Everett "can't we all just get along" party? Will it be a true, openly communist force?
The latter seems unlikely, but, in my view, only communism can cash the checks that politicians of both parties have been writing since 1965. As people come to realize that, support for a communist revolution may go as high as 15-20%.
A lot depends on what Barry's handlers decide to do. If he runs on "fundamental transformation", he will co-opt a lot of communists who believe (as I do) that he is one of them at heart. If he runs to the center, he will have communist opposition, unless Soros, Ayers, and whoever else is running the show decide that he's more valuable as a martyr.
Assuming that they keep him in the picture, and if he runs left, the war drums will be beating by Summer 2012. As mobs start rampaging in the cities, and as it becomes clear that Obama's reelection OR a conservative victory will both precipitate war, a "Constitutional Union" party running, let's say, Mitch Daniels and Sam Nunn will probably get into the picture.
Whatever happens, Romney as a major party nominee is unimportant, since there are no circumstances under which he can be elected.
Perhaps someone from the establishment emphatically assured her this would happen.
Romney and Obama would be competing for the same group of voters -- those Democrats and RINOs who voted for Obama in 2008.
Conservative Independents and Republicans would elect Sarah Palin in a landslide, against both Romney and Obama.
This is NOT 1992.
40% of the electorate is conservative, 60% are not.
It is almost impossible under current conditions for a real conservative to go from 40% to 51%. In a three way race with two liberals (Obama and Romney) to split the 60%, victory is not only possible but probable.
Do you seriously believe that Romney would seriously invade the 40% conservative base, presuming that the conservative candidate were not a paranoid dwarf with no political experience?