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Third Party Candidate


Sam Husseini | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

The U.S. public is now trapped by two incredibly distasteful figures. They can continue to fuel the hatred between the two of them -- and that mostly benefits Clinton and Trump -- or they can have honest dialogues with people in their own life.

Does a Third-Party Candidate Have a Real Chance at Winning?

Kicker | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

The only president ever to win as a third-party candidate: George Washington. (Wikimedia Commons) This election season, with its angry comments secti...

The Curious Case of William Coley

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Pierce

While I'll never consider myself a libertarian--I like public schools too much for that--I can get behind a person whose candidacy breaks down barriers and fosters understanding across political lines.

How a Third-Party Candidate Could Cause an Electoral Crisis

Greg Carey | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Greg Carey

Imagine this scenario. As expected, Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Party's nomination for president, and Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination. However, disaffected Republicans run a third-party candidate.

To Grow Third-Party Politics in America, Make John McAfee the Libertarian Party Nominee (Update)

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

From the author Zoltan Istvan (4/14/2016): A change of opinion about John McAfee has made me retract my endorsement of him as the best Libertarian Par...

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

Independents, Anti-Incumbent Wave Could Create Election Day Surprises

Bill Schneider | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a sure thing. Is it all over for Democrats? Maybe. But there are still some wild cards out there.

Are Millennials Laying Groundwork for a Third Political Party?

Brad Chase | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Washington has failed young Americans for too long. Millennials struck out with Congress and the White House, winning nothing but minor concessions as their financial and job fortunes continue to stagnate. Now they're striking back.

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.

Could a Third Party Candidate Naderize President Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In any other election, the third-party candidates would be applauded by millions of Americans and even get their votes, and deserve to get their votes. But this election is not that election. Romney has made sure of that.

Most Important Discussion You Probably Missed: Candidates Address Key Civil Liberties Issues

Ezekiel Edwards | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Ezekiel Edwards

As we predicted in early September, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have prioritized criminal justice reform. In fact, they've managed -- with the help of mainstream media and the debate moderators -- to sidestep much of that discussion completely.

Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.

Bloomberg Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is -- But Will That Really Work?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Bloomberg has his work cut out for him if it's just an exercise in cutting checks. Few are brave enough to cross the aisle, even when there's a clear national or constituent imperative.

Democracy Now! Hosts 2-Hour Third Party Presidential Debate After Obama and Romney Battle at Hofstra University

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Just hours after President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a secretly negotiated town-hall debate, Democracy Now! breaks t...

Voting: Why Third Party Means Nothing (for Now)

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Voting in November is the end of the process.

Voting: What's the Point?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We're bombarded with all manner of tugging and pulling from this side or the other, right down to those who suggest it's all so dark there's really no point in voting anyway. So what do we do?

Third Party Candidates Debate Governing

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

HuffPost Live hosted a debate to hear the voices of our third party candidates on the issue of governing. Hosts Marc Lamont Hill and Alicia Menendez ...

How Will This Man With A Weed Tattoo On His Chest Affect The Senate?

Lucia Graves | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Lucia Graves

I first encountered Jonathan Dine on The New Republic's front page with what appeared to be a giant marijuana leaf tattooed on his pectorals. Dine ha...

On Greens and Libertarians

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

Why go through with a national campaign they are going to lose, that keeps them in fringe territory, and risks throwing the election to the party they most disagree with? Herewith a solution: don't.

Jason Linkins

Romney Goes Double Negative | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

So far this year, the media has spent more time fretting about Barack Obama's negativity than it has on any of the arguments that were being mounted. Was Obama going too negative? Was it too soon? Oh no what is happening, in politics? And so the Obama campaign was broadly deemed to have "stumbled out of the gates." All of this presented Mitt Romney with a unique opportunity to come into June as the high-minded, positive candidate. Out of the gutter, above the fray, just talkin' economy with the folks, Obama is a nice guy who is in over his head. So we're at a loss to explain why Romney picked this week to cede this advantage, or at the very least risk, it by crawling down into the gutter himself. He closes out the month with a series of stunts that come across as either base or weird or vindictive, and none were absolutely necessary.

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Continues To Fail At The Internet | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

At some point today, the folks behind Americans Elect -- the super whiz-bang effort to get an anthropomorphic Thomas Friedman column elected president...

The Disunited States: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The United States isn't a couple. We can't get a divorce. There's no simple way out of the conflict we're in other than to undertake the difficult task of stopping the bullying. After all, the bullies are a minority.

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Having Trouble Finding Americans Who Want To Elect | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Americans Elect, as you likely already know, is a goofy, secretive little group with a unique view on how to go about starting a third-party candidacy...

We Need More Independent-Minded Voters

David M. Walker | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

I was honored and humbled that syndicated columnist Tom Friedman this week suggested I consider running for president, putting me forward as a third choice to voters. But our need is bigger than for me -- or any other third-party candidate

The Radical Center We Don't Need

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A secretive independent party financed by hedge fund and private equity plutocrats is not only a blight on the democratic process. It could end up being a dangerous wild card in a momentous election.