May 29, 2006

Who will the third party candidate be?




I've floated the dems and reps - Obama, Hillary, Bayh, and then Allen, Frist and McCain. No takers.

On 3rd party, I've floated just two - Oprah and Trump. Both are kinda lightweight.

So give me your outsider - your 3rd party pick that can lead us out of this mess. Make some moves on social security, medicare and medicaid. Get us out of foreign quagmires. And get some sanity and accountability back into leadership.


I'm thinking a strong businessman, social centrist, libertarian, fiscal conservative, no-nonsense kinda guy. Maybe a CEO or maybe even a reporter/analyst.

Take your best shot. Who can we draft?

23 comments:

me said...

Chris Thornberg

bgmanofid said...

I like the Constitution/America First party. Although they seem to be a bit heavy on fundie freaks at least they have their heads on straight and agree with me on nearly everything.

Anonymous said...

Jack Welch would be good.

I also like John Chambers of Cisco.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone say anything when Bush suggest privatizing part of S/S?

christiangustafson said...

It will probably be a Scott McNealey / Joshua Bloch ticket in 2008 that takes it. Great soundbites for the press and excellent reusable object models. This is a formula for victory. Plus Scott gets economics.

Anonymous said...

Lou Dobbs from CNN would be the ideal 3rd party candidate.

Chris G said...

Mr. T for president, fool! Mr. T won't take any crap from anybody! He'll put the smackdown on the conservatives and crack heads with the liberals! He'll take those bloated Social Security and Medicare deficits and trim them down with hard, grueling exercise! He'll make everyone dial 1-800-COLLECT for collect calls....save a buck or two! If you don't vote for Mr. T, then you're a fool! GRRRRRRRR!

Reginald Carver said...

Mr T could actually win. Who would be his running mate?

Anonymous said...

Lou Dobbs!

(by the way, Jack Welch is a slimeball who cheated on his wife! if his wife can't trust him, why should anyone else?).

Sean Reynolds said...

general wesley clark again? sort of fits the bill...

Mr T? Dan Quayle? Charlie Sheen? Who cares, it's irrelevant to actual policy or outcomes these days?

Charlie Sheen would get my vote...

Slimer said...

I'm another Constitution party supporter. I voted Constitution party during the last presidential election, as a write-in. But I'd vote Green party, if that was the only choice.

Slimer said...

I wish congressman Ron Paul wasn't a Republican. Smart, and seemingly honest man. My favorite politician, except for his affiliation.

Anonymous said...

Lou Dobbs from CNN would be the ideal 3rd party candidate.

THIS IS THE WINNER!

Anonymous said...

W for another 8 years is my vote.

Anonymous said...

Steve Jobs

Some may laugh, but if his health problems are behind him, he could easily be the strongest "outsider" candidate. His politics are a lot closer to WF Buckley than Al Gore, and he certainly knows how to make deals.

Anonymous said...

If the economic shit hits the fan like you keep saying it will, expect a liberal populist whose first order of business will be to build work camps for republicans in the desert.

Don't you understand that the greed culture so heavily promoted by the republicans led to this bubble? Why do always sound so republican-ish?

Anonymous said...

"the greed culture so heavily promoted by the republicans" -- LOL!

What will you say when they come for yours, comrade? My guess is you won't be singing Kum Ba Yah.

Anonymous said...

There's a huge distance between a sickly savage capitalist culture of exploitation and fucking over your fellow man to get ahead and the confiscation of everybody's money.

But you selfish people know that. It just serves your limited intellect to not see grey.

People who choose to nurture a greed culture and support leaders who do shouldn't bitch when that greed screws up the housing market. That's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

"People who choose to nurture a greed culture and support leaders who do shouldn't bitch when that greed screws up the housing market. That's all I'm saying."

Your well-developed intellect isn't working too well if you believe greed can explain this mess. IMO the oh-so-egalitarian notion that everybody should own a home lead to this fiasco. Lending standards were intentionally relaxed so the "less fortunate" among us wouldn't have to bother with pesky things like down-payments or proving they earned enough income to pay their bills.

Sorry comrade, you can't blame those evil capitalists for this one. If they ran the show you'd need 30% down to get a mortgage.

Anonymous said...

The speculative real estate market is estimated to account for as much as 40% of sales, particularly those obnoxious high rise condos popping up all over. Flipping, another culprit pushing up prices, is pure greed.

Turning something as basic and necessary as shelter into a difficult to afford commodity is nothing short of savage capitalism.

But you go on and vote in the greed-based republicans and/or pseudo-republicans. Don't be surprised as income inequality grows, life becomes less affordable and your chosen leaders do nothing about it. When we start looking like Latin America, where 10% hold all the wealth and everyone else fights for scraps, perhaps you'll wake up. Until then, if this is your blog, you have little or no credibility bitching about what has happened to the housing market in this country.

Too bad your own greed and selfishness aren't apparent to you.

Anonymous said...

The speculative real estate market is estimated to account for as much as 40% of sales, particularly those obnoxious high rise condos popping up all over. Flipping, another culprit pushing up prices, is pure greed.

Turning something as basic and necessary as shelter into a difficult to afford commodity is nothing short of savage capitalism.

But you go on and vote in the greed-based republicans and/or pseudo-republicans. Don't be surprised as income inequality grows, life becomes less affordable and your chosen leaders do nothing about it. When we start looking like Latin America, where 10% hold all the wealth and everyone else fights for scraps, perhaps you'll wake up. Until then, if this is your blog, you have little or no credibility bitching about what has happened to the housing market in this country.

Too bad your own greed and selfishness aren't apparent to you.

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