A Building Block
A recent poll showed that a plurality of Americans are neither Democratic nor Republican. This is great news for independents like me. The latest poll shows the following:
- Independents – 40%
- Democrats – 31%
- Republican – 27%
- Other parties (Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Rent is too Dammed High, etc.) – 2%
Let’s assume for a minute that everybody votes along party lines. President Obama will get 31% of the vote. Ron Paul will get 27%. Two percent of the vote will be split among candidates like Gary Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Chuck Baldwin, and Jimmy McMillan.
This leaves 40% of the vote for the independent candidate. That is me. Just to play it safe (because this is a national number and not split among the other states), I will do some campaigning to get votes from Democrats and Republicans. This will hopefully be the plan to get me all 538 electoral votes, which would give me the presidency.
Yesterday’s debate was weird. It just was. I ended up spending almost as much time defending some of the Republicans as I did getting my message out. Somebody was posting anti-Ron Paul statuses on my newsfeed. There were a few problems I had about this. The first was that these people had no intention of voting for me. They wouldn’t say who they were voting for. And the “facts” they were saying about Ron Paul were inaccurate or outright lies. If a candidate has a bad record, point out the bad record. Don’t lie just to get a few votes.
The other was a question I posted on Twitter. I had asked why NBC had former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer on all of its MSNBC talk shows showing sympathy for him for not being allowed to debate on FoxNews, ABC, or CNN only not letting him debate on the NBC debate either.
As the candidate with the most representation (among the polls listed above), I have to make sure I don’t lose any independents to the other parties. Election Day is ten months from yesterday. Independents take note that I am here to represent you and not some silly party with no dancing girls or beer kegs. Thank you for your support.
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