So I'm trying to decide who to write-in for President. The two obvious candidates are Badnarik (the libertarian) and Nader (not Green, but independent this time around). I'm inclined to vote for one of the top runners because I really believe we'd be better off with more serious political parties; however, both Badnarik and Nader are little off the deep end. Still, its a serious possibility that I'll vote Badnarik, as he at least is pulling one percent nation-wide (he's as high as five in strange states like New Mexico). Although, Bob Barr apparently supports Badnarik, so that definitely turns me off.
However, there is a host of even more minor candidates who also deserve my attention (most of them are certifiably insane):
Stirling Allan (Providential) - His major campaign plank is a call for "Open Disclosure on U.S. Involvement with [the] Extraterrestrial Frontier." I think that means aliens. That birthday cake picture at the bottom of his page is creepy. Real creepy.
Gene Amondson (Prohibition) - Umm, he doesn't even put the fact that he's runninig for president at the top of his personal website. There's a split in the Prohibition party; it seems that the old leader, Earl Dodge, is running for President also claiming to be the Prohibtion party candidate, despite the fact that the 'convention' that nominated him consisted of eight people meeting in his living room, most of whom were family. Both candidates are on the ballet in Colorado, but nowhere else.
Walt Brown (Socialist) - well, he's not a commie, but he's close. Most reasonable candidate so far. Isn't there a Socialist in the House of Representatives from Vermont or something?
David Cobb (Green Party) - The Green Party is probably the most respectable third party after the Libertarians. Both parties have hundreds of officials in local positions nation-wide. That's about the only reason I have to vote for David.
Michael Peroutka (Constitution Party) This guy is crazy. He wants to repeal the income tax. Imagine "More libertarian than libertarian" sung to the tune of Rob Zombie's impossibly bad song "More human than human."
Darren Eugene Karr (Party X) The name's interesting. The party's lack of organization is not.
Last, but most certainly not least, there's His Royal Majesty Caesar St Augustine De Buonaparte, Emperor. Check him out.
So, who should I vote for? This slate of candidates is probably more pathetic than the Democrat and the Republican.
(Vote Smart has all the candidates if you really need more crazies.)Posted by eatingbark at October 25, 2004 11:15 PM