Peoples Power

@oldcoger (112)
United States
October 9, 2008 1:35am CST
I don't think that anyone really wants either candidate that is running. What if we the people got together for a grass roots power play? We are suppose to be the ones with the power. I don't really like Clinton any more than I do the two candidates running, but there is something that I find interesting. What if we all write in Clinton as a write in candidate on our ballots? Maybe we could get enough for her to get elected, but if we didn't make it that far in this short time left, we could maybe get enough electorial votes for her that the other two would not get the required 270 to become president. When nobody gets the 270 electorial votes to be president, we would have to start over. That would surely shake things up, and our elections would never again be the same. They would have to make changes in the way we elect a president, and we would have a greater chance of this not being a 2 party system. Either way we win. We either get changes in our election laws or we elect someone other than the 2 idiots that are our only choices now. The only way this could posibly work is if you the people went to all the social networking sites you know of; mylot, gather, eons, facebook, myspace, etc. and promoted this idea. You should also do it by word of mouth to all your friends and relatives. I think we could change things forever, if everyone that has the will would get behind this idea. POWER YO THE PEOPLE.
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I understand your frustration but those who are unhappy with the two main choices aren't necessary Hillary Clinton supporters so the third party voters are split. Even if their total number outnumbered those who would vote for McCain or Obama, that divided voting would still allow one of them to win a state and, with that, the electoral votes. The time to work on a grassroots movement is early in the campaign process by raising money for the candidate and continuing throughout the campaign to keep folks informed about what he/she stands for so that contributions continue to come in. Unfortunately, it has become very expensive to run for president and the media will ignore a candidate who's numbers fall below a certain point.
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@oldcoger (112)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I myself wouldn't normally be for Clinton, but she is the only one with enough chance to pick up states. I know it would never happen, and we are stuck. We could never get through to enough people in time. I'M JUST PISSED OFF WITH THE WAY THESE TWO ARE BOTH READY TO SELL US ALL A BUNCH OF BULL. THEN THEY WILL JUST SPEND US INTO SUCH A DEEP HOLE WE'LL NEVER GET OUT FROM.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Oct 08
it would then be a matter of the electoral college casting votes woith the mass write in. Besides, almost ANYONE but clinton. Why not just vote for another party? constitution party? Libertarian? Even as angry as the people in this country are, 95% of the people will still go with one of the 2 big ticket candiates because it's "safe" or "the lesser of the 2 evils" we have no ne to blame for a 2 party system but" ourselves.
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@oldcoger (112)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I picked Clinton, because the other parties don't have the national name recognition. Only a Clinton would have a chance of getting enough votes.