Have you ever voted for or seriously supported a third party? (Libertarian, Green, Constitution, etc.)
Libertarian! Why? Keep religion out of politics and less government in people's lives. Less of the government telling people how to live their lives the better,
Seriously considered but ultimately had to go with one of the main parties because it would waste my vote. Sad that it works this way.
American Solidarity Party! :D
Hey I know you on ifunny
Wait really? This isn't my name on there, just so you know.
I haven't but I may with this election
We must get a strong third party. It is time to stop this back-and-forth between the only two strong parties.
The last election. The one before that, I closed my eyes and voted and said not again
If I wanted a candidate to occupy the White House ie. Hillary Clinton, I would vote for that candidate and not a third party candidate.
Fuck you libertarians
For believing in stuff!
Only if you fuck yourself first ;)
If you vote for a Democrat or a Republican, DON'T COMPLAIN!
I do frequently. My presidential vote doesn't count in California so I often toss my vote to a favorite 3rd party candidate.
ur like 13
Your 13 lmao
Go to hell for envolving yourself in that so called "party"
@JNB13 you ever gonna tell us why you don't like them or just keep complaining? How are they causing any problems?
Your fucking bald lmao
Never voted, just supported. Voting for a party that obviously isn't going to winos basically the same thing as voting for the enemy.
You never know 2016 may be the year. You have to admit, the choices aren't great on either side. Tough times ahead!
I'm a member of one.
Ross Perot in '92 - Could have been a good thing if he didn't flake out the race for months then to try to come back.
I'm a believer now that he was in it to split the votes & allow Clinton to bypass Bush.
It's ok, I rather had Clinton over Bush
Might have to if Trump wins
Dem's want more money for environment and animals, GOP want jobs with less regulation. GOP want strong military, Dem want less. GOP want less welfare Dems want more welfare and benefits. Total opposites. Stop the insanity.
Democrats: more spending, but more social freedoms: Republicans: less spending, but less social freedoms. Libertarians carry the best things from both parties.
As Conservative, a blind man can immediately tell who is with each party with one or two words. Dem support Pro-choice, GOp pro Life, Dem support more govt, Gop want less. Every year every speech.. Need someone in the middle.. Last 7 years: Ugh
Technically Ron Paul should count in this.
I voted for Gary Johnson. Not because I thought he would win but because of principle.
Technically, Ron Paul is a republican.
Right but technically Ron Paul is a libertarian. Lol. The word can be used both ways.
Um, no. He ran as a republican in the 2012 presidential race. If he was a libertarian then he would've ran as a libertarian.
He ran as a republican to get more votes, but he still had all the libertarian views
Ok. So he was a libertarian who ran as republican to get votes.....what a fraud.
Nope. I thought everyone understood much if not all of his is based on libertarian values and the only reason he ran republican was to increase his chances. I think we all know running 3rd party is more to gain support and spread the message.
And you can stfu about Ron Paul being a fraud. The libertarian party of today is what the Republican Party use to be. Ron Paul has been in the game for awhile and has stuck to his values through the changing of the Republican Party.
He's an honest man who didn't sell out his policy to accommodate big bank donations. He may be the most honest man to ever run republican.
You can swallow Ron Paul's balls you want but that don't change the fact that he's a fraud if he's a libertarian who ran as a republican.
He was a libertarian that ran as a libertarian under the Republican Party. He didnt change his policies. He wasnt lying about what he believed to try to deceive anyone. He had always been in the Republican Party while holding libertarian views.
Again the libertarian party of today is a lot like the old Republican Party.
John Anderson. I could not support Carter and I was not conservative, yet.
I voted for Gary. Love that guy.
The donut guy?
Gary Johnson. You know all these surveys/quizzes you can take to match you with a candidate?
4 years ago Gary and I were 90% social and 85% economy.... I saw a glimps of him this year but not much really.
Libertarian since 2002.
The two main parties are ridiculous. They both focus on narrow tested 'catchphrase' issues to get votes and then screw everything up. The two-party system is a failure and people should wake up to it!
Our political system is broken.
I voted Libertarian in the last VA gubernatorial election.
But instead we got Terry.
Ugh...I know. I never said it was a great decision. I met Sarvis. I liked him, but he didn't stand a chance.
It WAS a good decision! If everybody thinks like that, nothing will ever change.
Don't know much about him. I wasn't such a big fan of Cuccinelli either, though I guess I would have preferred him.
Cuccinelli was deplorable. User321, I agree. It's going to be a long time, and it may happen. In this election, Sarvis received even less votes than his expected...7% I think? Honestly, I liked Sarvis the most, but he had no chance.
Little secret: totally supported Terry against my own party.
Honestly, I can't blame you. I liked neither candidate. I'm a Republican, but I consider myself socially moderate (fiscally very conservative). Cuccinelli is extreme right socially. Too far for me.
I voted for Sarvis as well, there was absolutely no way that I could sleep at night if I had cast a ballot for Cuccinelli
So have i ever wated my bote? No. No i haven't.
Wasted* my *vote
Uggggg!!! So frustrating!
Half the country "wasted" their vote when they voted for Dubya TWO different times. Voting for the lessor of two evils is still voting evil.
Yes. Several times.
Yes and I'm already a part of one. It's the Green Party.
When I first saw my poll featured a few hours ago I was confused because I thought someone had copied my question.
I'm not the brightest.
Perk up lieutenant, that's no attitude to have. The Asset has featured your poll, you must defend it!
Today's been my best day yet for followers... who are now going to be bored by my constitutional amendments theme.
Update on that: probably going to go to fourteen and then do the other half another time.
Lol. Try some pop culture things like the Taylor swift / nicki fight or something. Also, I can maybe help you get more followers if u want, we can promo each other
Nah, I don't need the promotion, but thank you. :)
I couldn't do pop culture if I wanted to, I'm tragically outside the loop. Politics is my hobby... because obviously I'm cool. :/
XD yeah bro we wolves don't concern ourselves with crazy pop stars
Actually not, not yet anyway.
Btw grats on getting featured!
Thanks mate! WolfPack for the win! :D
The Wolfpack shall take over... OWOO
I identity and support Green. But I have to vote for democrat which isn't too far from my ideology.
I identified as independent, then green party, and now as a left-wing libertarian. A third party has no chance of ever winning an election
Not unless you keep voting for them and spread the message.
People been spreading the message for years. Too many people are stuck on the 2-party system.
I've voted for third parties and wrote in a couple times for local stuff. For national and big state races I tend to stay with the main parties.
Libertarianism is bae
I couldn't stomach either GW or John Kerry. So I voted 3rd party.
No, they are unelectable. It's better to stick with the more reliable ideological options provided by the Democratic and Republican Parties.
They've been reliable so far, right?
That's what they're counting on
Does Ron or Rand Paul count as libertarian? (Even though they are technically republican)
Ron originally ran as a libertarian, and is a strict constitutionalist, so I would think so. Rand I think has only ever run as Republican
Libertarian Party FTW! "Plotting to take over the world... so that we can leave you alone!"
Holy shit I found another Iowa libertarian
I've yet to vote.
Yes, for governor of Minnesota. (Jesse Ventura.). We know how well that turned out.
Have to admit, me too.
So he was a failure?
I was only able to vote in the 2014 midterms, and I voted libertarian. I'll probably only ever vote libertarian.
Yes, Jesse was pretty much a failure. I don't think he ever figured he'd win, and had no real plan. Then he ticked off all the "media jackals" and they never left him alone.
Green Party. every time.
and before you post - don't confuse popular vote for the way the electoral college works. the idea that a third party has even "stolen votes" from a candidate is not true.
Eh, it's at least possible Gore would have won Florida, and thereby the electoral college, without Nader siphoning votes. I vote third party too, I'm just saying it's not totally untrue.
it's very very thin. nader's book "Crashing the Party" does a great job dispelling it. and discussing the voting counts in FL.
The 2000 election was a strange one...
Yeah, I wouldn't necessarily trust his own book to accurately illuminate the situation.
I worked for Nader in VT during his two elections. I don't think anyone else at that time would be qualified to dispel those notions given the circumstances because - no one wanted to. major media outlets, the thuggery of the two parties...
as it got close to November in 2000 and 2004, it was blatant how badly both parties wanted him out. the methods ranged from harassment to property damage to threats. I had a reference a long time ago about the whole FL/Dade county count...
regarding independent votes, etc...and it wasn't close either way taking the whole "hanging chad" thing off the table.
anyways my point - I do think his insight represents the best *perspective* we can get about it because quite simply...
no one else on either aisle wants to talk about it
That's true. And you would know more about that specific situation than I would. I'm just saying third parties affecting the outcome of races isn't negligible. Just look at Perot. But that isn't a reason not to vote third party.
Yep. I supported and voted for Gary Johnson in 2012, and will gladly definitely do it again when it inevitably comes down to Clinton Vs. Bush.
Independence Party of Minnesota
Helped found, supported, was chairman of, was elected as a, attended presidential conventions of the Libertarian party.
And I'm a 19 year old Libertarian...I need your phone number!
Kneske, you need the # of your local party.
800 422 1776
You want to know the way to get elected to office? That's short and sweet, as taught to me by Paul Weyrich and Phyllis Schlaffley.
You should have seen their faces when they learned I was a libertarian.
Libertarian master race.