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0 comments | Thursday, November 01, 2007

It's interesting that 'liberal' Democrats are opposed to democracy. The two major parties don't own the votes of the citizens of the U.S., they should earn them by standing up for some principles, not being the lesser evil. If the Democrats would push for instant run-off voting, in congress now, there would never be another 'spoiler' (there can't be a spoiler unless one assumes political parties have rights to votes, no individual outside myself or party has a right to my vote).

The Democratic party has not run anyone since McGovern (with the possible exception of Walter Mondale) who stands for a good deal of what I believe in. If Nader doesn't run I'll just vote Green or Socialist anyway (unless Kucinich or Edwards wins the nomination, there's a snowball's chance in hell I'd vote for Obama if he started to speak more populist and clearly).
To defend the 'spoiler' idea, reminds me of the Yes Men skit, where one of the Yes Men spoke in front of (I think if was the WTO, or WEF) about how votes should be purchased. He argued citizens should not be given freewill to decide, but candidates should buy citizens' votes.

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