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To: Yashcheritsiy
If all of the conservatives who said "I don't like Romney but we have to vote for him to vote out Obama" would actually vote their conscience and get together behind a credible third party candidate, that third party candidate would have a fair-ro-better chance of winning it all.

Remember Ross Perot? Third parties don't win.

Like it or not, politics is a numbers game, and the majority of the electorate is not conservative.

166 posted on 04/26/2012 10:56:33 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Perot actually had a shot, but then he went “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”


171 posted on 04/26/2012 10:59:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Third parties don't win.

Well, prepare yourself for a Republican Party that no longer wins, then. Because they are well on their way to third-party status.

173 posted on 04/26/2012 11:00:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: BlatherNaut
the majority of the electorate is not conservative.

I'll let Sam Adams deal with that one:

"It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."


199 posted on 04/26/2012 11:23:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Remember Ross Perot? Third parties don't win.

You mean the guy who was polling 40+% consistently throughout June of 1992? The guy who only lost because he more or less self-destructed like a crazy man?

Not actually a very good example to make your case. A non-crazy conservative could mount a winning campaign.

Like it or not, politics is a numbers game, and the majority of the electorate is not conservative.

Sure they are - they just need to be made to understand this fact.

215 posted on 04/26/2012 11:41:26 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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