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Does Mainstream Media Know that 3rd Party Candidates Are Also Running for President?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

But of course they do! Everybody knows that there are 3rd Party candidates running for President. But where can you learn about them? How do you know their names, their platforms and who they are? You cannot!

The Joys of Third Party Voting, or How I Learned to Love the Electoral College

Tung Yin | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Tung Yin

If enough people vote for third party candidates, then the winner of the election can well find himself (or herself, in a future election) with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, as has happened numerous times, and therefore much less of a claim to any sort of mandate.

An Illusion of Choice: Romney or Obama, Does It Matter?

John F. Kimberling | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
John F. Kimberling

There is no realistic expectation that either the Republican or Democratic Party can provide honesty and imagination. What we need is a third party -- a new political party that is pragmatic, not ideological.

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.

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.

Third Party Debate: 'Who Gives A Sh*t?'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that last night saw the official debate between third party presidential candidates? It's true! And Larry King moderated it! It was proba...

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.

Why the Same Two Parties Dominate Our Two-party System

Eric Black | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Having to vote for the lesser of two evils is an old complaint in U.S. elections. This year it may have special resonance for Americans who find themselves with two major party nominees who spent most of this year with favorability ratings that are "under water."

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.

Third Party Candidates Debate Health Care

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Last night at the first presidential debate, America listened to President Obama and Governor Romney’s pitch on how each would approach health care...

WATCH: Third Party Candidates Debate The Economy On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

In the wake of last night’s first presidential debate, HuffPost Live hosted a debate to hear the voices of our third-party candidates. Hosts Ma...

Let Gary Johnson Eat Cake (and Debate)

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama took the stage Wednesday night at the 2012 election cycle's first presidential debate, and they made it clear beforehand: libertarian candidate Gary Johnson ain't invited.

Is a Vote for Ron Paul a Vote for Obama, or the Product of a Disenfranchised Right?

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Are third-party voters betraying the Republican Party, or are these voters a product of the Republican Party betraying the ideals of small government?

The GOP Is Officially a Third Party

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

We are witnessing a full-on implosion of the Republican Party. The Republican Party is now no longer a major party, and their nominee for the presidency openly mocking poor people at a $50,000-per-plate fundraiser is no better indicator.

Janell Ross

Latino GOP Operative To Latino Voters: Vote For Third Party Or Don't Vote At All

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.28.2012 | Latino Voices

The way that Robert de Posada, a Virginia-based conservative political operative, tells it, he was in a rush. De Posada needed to cut the 2010 ad ...

Ron Paul Won

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

In a competition, when someone cheats, he gets disqualified. The disqualification does not make the runner-up the winner. Rather, it reveals that the man who appeared to be the runner-up had been the winner all along. In the race for the GOP nomination for president, therefore, Ron Paul won.

More Data on Libertarian Roots of Tea Party

David_Kirby | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
David_Kirby

Paul Ryan's no libertarian, for sure. But by emphasizing fiscal, rather than social issues, he may unite tea partiers, appeal to libertarians and win general election voters concerned about the economy.

Independents Rising: Third Party Politics In America

Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

From "Independents Rising" by Jacqueline S. Salit. Copyright © 2012 by the author and reprinted by permission of Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Ma...

Open Up Presidential Debates to Third-Party Candidates

Alan Singer | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Alan Singer

Maybe some of you are interested in other candidates. Why are the Democrats and Republicans afraid to debate them? Why is the media complicit in keeping them off of the air?

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.

The Polls in 2012

Roger Stone | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Roger Stone

From a purely academic point of view, any pollster who excludes Libertarian Party Candidate, former New Mexico Governor,Gary Johnson, is making a methodological mistake.

Be Careful for What You Wish For

Carole Lutness | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Carole Lutness

I don't just want a two-party system; I want a system with Republicans, the Tea Party, Democrats, Greens, Libertarians, Labor, Socialists and any other party we can think of. It is the only way to provide "liberty and justice for all."

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Admits Defeat: 'The Primary Process ... Has Come To An End'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Well, after a couple days of fretting behind the scenes with the members of its "online community" (at least those few members who managed to discover...

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 ...