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Third Party Candidate

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Group Gives Up Third Party Quest

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A private organization established to run a third-party candidate in this year's presidential elections has thrown in the towel, saying ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

How Many 'Third Parties' Will There Be In 2012?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If the remarkable pattern of monthly Republican frontrunner changes had structural reasons, then the pattern could be repeated in the general election campaign, with potentially several minor party candidates rising in polls.

Lucia Graves

Gary Johnson: 'Mickey Mouse Would Poll 15 Percent Against Obama And Romney'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has no qualms about running as a third party candidate, telling HuffPost in a recent int...

Why Voters Need A Third Party Option

John Bruhns | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
John Bruhns

Americans can no longer afford to be forced to choose between the lesser of two evil candidates who pit the private sector against the public sector, set the rich against the poor, and maintain a climate of political and social unrest.

Tarot Politico's 2012 Predictions

Tarot Politico | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Tarot Politico

In this overview spread for 2012, the card in the center signifies the general theme of the upcoming year. The World card is auspicious, representing happiness, wholeness, consummate success, fulfillment, and attainment.