Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Third-party candidates' debate

You’ve probably made up your mind, but have a listen. Since the Libertarian Party’s running someone halfway decent, Gary Johnson, I’ll probably vote for him.

Also: Cracked on election myths. Pretty good but they think the de facto two-party system’s a feature not a bug (that two very similar parties mean stability). But: most of the time, candidates try to keep their promises when in office; like soft-sell (‘Hot lady next to wheel; make me want wheel!’), attack ads work; nasty campaign talk is nothing new and isn’t getting worse; commercial advertising spends much more than campaigns; gaffes don’t make or break a candidate; voter turnout’s fine and: National elections don't hinge on swaying a few undecideds; they hinge on activating unmotivated party members.

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