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Third party candidates may have
outsized impact in tight race

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/5/2012 3:55:31 PM

Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls — when survey takers even bother to list them as options. Yet in a tight race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal. Obama's campaign has quietly been tracking the two former Republican officeholders who could be pivotal in key states. Romney's campaign insists it's not worried, even though Republican allies

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Wishful thinking by the AP. The number of people who know who these third party people are is probably less than the number who will vote for them by accident or would normally mess up their ballots.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/5/2012 3:59:18 PM     (No. 8912640)

Virgil Goode is a non-starter. I have no idea what he's thinking pulling this nonsense, but I doubt any Virginians who were going to vote Romney are going to pull the lever for him.

Gary Johnson seems to be supported by the same five people on every blog I see.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: kofcfn, 10/5/2012 4:06:44 PM     (No. 8912658)

Rass's poll has shown a steady drop from 6% to only 1% nationally for all 3rd party candidates.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 10/5/2012 4:12:16 PM     (No. 8912668)

Doesn't even pass the laugh test.

Give it up, LSM. NerØbama lost.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Theeo, 10/5/2012 4:12:57 PM     (No. 8912670)

Any stupidity to downsize Obama's shame.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 10/5/2012 4:12:58 PM     (No. 8912671)

Sorry, wrong post.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: spinpilot, 10/5/2012 4:18:43 PM     (No. 8912678)

NOPE!...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: STLstudent, 10/5/2012 7:32:40 PM     (No. 8912973)

Not since the 1980's will third-party candidates have LESS impact on a presidential election. A vote for the Kenyan Marxist or a third-party candidate is to help drive the final nail in the coffin of the republic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/5/2012 7:42:57 PM     (No. 8912996)

You know what's interesting? Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) interviewed the Green Party candidate and she was not as far left as Obama and the Democrats. The news media doesn't like to talk about her, though.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/5/2012 7:59:56 PM     (No. 8913029)

There may be a few crazies out there who will waste their votes to "make a statement" by voting for Johnson et al. I don't believe that most of the Independents and others are happy enough with Obie's regime to vote it in again by default. They are being killed financially just like the rest of the country. I wonder how many moderate Dems will secretly drift on November 6?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/6/2012 8:45:26 AM     (No. 8913808)

Yo..yo...Virgil Bade was a Dummyrat, Republican and an Independent. Now..He's a Libertarian. He's so goofy he can't decide what the heck he is. Probably just smokin too much weed?


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