Monday and a return to the insanity we call….Politics.
In the last couple of months there has been much criticism of Obama and even to the point where bloggers like myself have written numerous posts on whether President should face a primary challenge…….even some national figures are calling for the prez to face a primary….people like Nader, Smiley/West….granted he has done a bit in the way of his promise of change and even less reason for the American people to have hope….again. But with all his failings, should Obama real face a primary challenge? You decide that one.
There have been many that think running an independent would not have a better opportunity than in the election of 2012.
At last polling, which was about 5 minutes before I wrote this piece, no matter what time you are reading it, the president’s approval rating is sinking and his challengers are even less liked by the American people….now let us say that we want someone to challenge the status quo in Washington and some poor sucker is conned into a third party run….and let us say that they are popular to the middle but only draw about 30% and that would mean that the other two parties would split the remaining 70%…..cool huh? It would show Washington that the people were fed up and willing to embrace a different way of voting….
Political Wire is reporting….
Pollster Stan Greenberg tells New York magazine that it’s inevitable there will be an independent presidential candidate.
Said Greenberg: “Somebody will run as an independent in 2012. You don’t have 80 percent of voters saying we’re on the wrong track and not have an independent candidate. In 1992, Ross Perot carried 20 percent of the electorate with a pretty well-defined bloc that tended to be younger, white, male, and non-college. But right now, independents are so diverse that it’s not obvious that anyone could capture all of them. Trump might win the ‘fuck you’ vote. Bloomberg might pick up more of the business-oriented suburban segments. I think the ideal candidate is probably a businessperson who’s not from the financial community, who has a strong anti-China current and a strong America-first current.”
Hopefully people know enough about the voting system to know that the candidate needs about 270 electoral votes to win the election…..never mind the popular vote…….it will come down to the electoral vote…….and if the votes are distributed as I have written about….that would mean that the election would be thrown into the House of Representatives for a solution and the electing of a president……
Now think back to the past couple of years……would you trust the Congress to decide who won the election…..an institution that has an 82% disapproval rating? With that much divisiveness it would be a circus…..want an example….then read about the election of 1824 and how Andrew Jackson was screwed…..and then tell me what a good deal this would be.
Well I would like to see someone challenge this system of cronyism…..I think that we had not want to push the envelope too much until we get our government back from the special interests….sad to say, but the traditional two party election may be the wisest way to choose a president….at least in this partisan world of Washington politics….