samhill wrote:I don't think it would prevent a viable third party candidate that was universally popular Larry, if there is one that is just another same ole or a pretty much too far out there then they don't stand a chance. Except for a few on here that brag about only voting straight party no matter what I tend to think most will choose by the man. When Ventura was Gov. I think that was the highest third party achieved in recent times but it was never really followed up, then you have to face the fact that elections are bought & if you don't have the big boys backing you damn well need a great platform that can get the popular attention.
Even a good platform doesn't help.
Guess who decides which candidates are "allowed" into the debates?
The Republicans and Democrats of course!
You could have the best platform in the world, if no one can hear you speak, does it really matter?