Skip to comments.Obama Team Believes 3rd Party Candidates Can Help In Battle Ground States
Posted on 08/06/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmoryEdited on 08/06/2012 7:42:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
President Barack Obamas re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states.
One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who is running as a member of the Constitution Party....."
Obama does not need more than 50% with enough useful idiots.
If I were Obama, I’d be urging Democratic supporters who have maxed out their contributions to donate to Johnson and Goode. I’d also have them donate to Super PAC’s for those candidates.
BTTT...quite a few people here seem to miss this.
The Democrats did that in previous elections by donating to the constitution party in FL. They even gave them money to run ads in the I-4 coridor to skim votes away from the republicans.
There is a consistent niche of voter who is to stupid to realize they are being played. Johnson and Goode’s motives have to be questioned since they do not even have a snowflake’s chance in hell of being relavent.
Where are Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney when you need them?..............
Well, you know, a lot of people here all know that Romney is secretly worse than the most destructive, divisive, left-wing, radical, pro-Marxist, pro-muzzie, pro-death, anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-everything we all claim to love and support administration ever. /s
When is Romney going to start his campaign? This better not be it because if so there will be years of hellish Democrat gloating.
Mr. RomneyCARE should pull out NOW and save America.
I knew this was coming.
If I were in charge of the DNC, I’d be clandestinely funding the Libertarians, Constitution Party, etc.
Some of these parties (The Constitution Party comes mind) have platforms more appealing to conservatives than the GOP. With enough money, they might rack up enough support to tilt elections.
Of course, if I were the GOP, I’d be lending some support to the Greens...
And these are the very same clowns who,if Osama is carried over the top by winning VA by 1000 votes and that whackjob "Goode" gets 3000 there,will be talking about buying a $4000 generator,stocking up on ammunition and "going Galt".
We all need to keep our eyes on the ball: DEFEATING THE COMMUNIST OBAMA. Not voting or voting third party is really voting for that abomination and voting to turn America into a turd world communist shit hole. Romney’s not as good as we’d like, much like hamburger vs. steak. The choice is a no-brainer when it’s hamburger vs. communist shit, the exact difference between Romney and Obama.
They would, but that is a discussion for another time. We tried, and failed, to get a more conservative GOP candidate. We need to figure out how to do that for the next election cycle.
That fight is over, for the time being. The battle before us is to get Obama out of office. Do these candidates help or hinder that?
That is one of the most pathetic things I've have ever seen in American politics.
Even the Romney campaign admits that folks can't stand Romney - that they're not supporting him per se - but that their electoral hopes lie in the belief that people will be motivated by abject fear.
I’m not a Romney fan, but I ‘ll be voting for him.
My take is that it would be far easier remove a President Romney in the primaries in 2016 (if need be) than it would be to undo all the damage the Kenyan would do in a second term.
If we lose any more of the Supreme Court, as just one example, it’s game over.
Sure, some on our side will be able to boast of their ideological purity when they vote third party, but the damage Pres. Soetero does to the country in the ensuing four years may be irreparable. Too high a price to pay for me.
there will always be 3rd party candidates as long as there are suckers too stupid to realize they are being played.
The senate is the key race.
The predident is only going to be “persuadable” the first year after that it is all election distraction.
You could run the most perfect conservative in the entire known universe and there would be a third party candidate funded by the DNC.
Believe he is operating under certain spending restrictions by law until after the convention.
No. I know what Romney is. He is the establishment candidate, for whom the GOP has decided it is “his turn.”
He is not anywhere near what I would like to see in a candidate (although I did think he was a better choice than McCain in 2008).
But, he is the GOP candidate, and is the only one with a realistic chance to defeat Obama in this election cycle.
So, my choice is either support him, and possibly get Obama out of office, or resign myself to four more years of Obama.
I choose to try to get rid of Obama.
I'll be voting for the most conservative candidate from the top of the ticket to the bottom.
BTW, calling people stupid isn't going to gain your boy any votes.
Goode is a New Deal, Great Society Democrat, and Johnson is a radical Liberal.
Translation: ZEro cannot win on his own. He needs help from self-professed “conservatives.”
It is not astounding. It is reality and the romney insiders know it. The fact is crystal clear. Obama has ALWAYS needed tricks and manuvers. He “clears the field” rather than win elections.
At least Romney is running for president rather than McCain. McCain ran a senatorial campaign for president.
I've been doing my part to get one elected since Reagan.
Now I'm devoted to denying a racist, crypto marxist, terrorist sympathizing America hating POS a second term.
even with the known flaws of Romney, there is little odds favoring the signing of radical socialist treaties.
We also have to focus on the senate and the house.
While Romney is NOT my first, second, or third choice, better to have him than four more years of Obama. Four more years would be the doom of this country.
If I were Obama, Id be urging Democratic supporters who have maxed out their contributions to donate to Johnson and Goode. Id also have them donate to Super PACs for those candidates.I'd also have trolls working overtime on conservative forums posting stuff designed to dissuade conservatives from joining the fight to get Obama out of the WH.
Actually, I bet they're already doing all of the above.
obama “hopes” for a “Perot”....
And you believe O’bomney is different than The One?
You can vote for the socialist left or socialist GOPe candidate.
Me... i’m done voting for the Dole’s, McLames, etc...
And please don’t give me that “you’ll be responsible for reelecting Obama” speech.
But not enough Democrat drones willing to take the bait.
None of the RINO GOPe offerings were even in the same league of bad as what we have in the white house now. That includes this cycle's offering.
You're voting for Romney? Make sure you call those Freepers who disagree with you "trolls" and "Obots" and "DNC moles".
You're not voting for Romney? Make sure you call those Freepers who disagree with you "Mittbots" and "liberals" and "homo enablers".
Way to win supporters to your cause !!
Don't worry,I won't.If admissions from the Osama Obama campaign *itself* can't convince you,what chance do *I* have? Tell me,once he's been given four more years of Executive Orders how much ammunition will *you* be buying? And don't forget to stock up on that disaster food....you know,the stuff that has a 20 year shelf life.
They're just Freetards. Not smart enough to troll...
Is this your new reductio ad absurdum take on it? It's still a non-Presidential non sequitur.
You know, I've figured out why you don't peel yourself off your computer chair and actually work to get yourself on a state ballot -- you would be taking away votes from Goode, not Mittens...lol
Based on what I’ve been seeing, Obama is right. Little mini Perots will do their best to reelect him. But they have their right to run for president, for whatever reasons they claim they are running for, no matter how futile and counter productive that might be. They are free, and soon we can all say, “So were we.”
If you are just starting to stock up on ammo and food, you are WAY too late. The GOP-E has tried to destroy the conservative movement for over 20 years.
This is why this is a fair warning.
We should be focused on purging the Romeny camp of RINO staffers, career staff leftists, closetted homo-activists, and other desk jockeys.
A third party useful idiot is a way to drain talent from the cause.
And i wouldn’t be doing the same if Romney is elected?
“If we can’t.’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything” isn’t that the saying?
I just can’t do it anymore, vote for the “preceved “ lesser of two evils.
Is it a valid run when the candidate like goode or Johnson is being funded by the DNC directly or through surrogates? There is a point were it is no longer freedom but outright manipulation and elimination of freedom.
You're a troublemaker! You're one of those damned Republicans who keep insisting that the GOP candidate pander to you! You, you, you ..... panderfiend!