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Could the Bloomberg / Paul indie Green ticket in VA yank votes from the Right?

ConnecticutMan1 thinks so.

I don’t think that adding Bloomberg to any ticket, never mind one with Ron Paul, is intended to lure in votes from the Democratic party membership or the left in general.

Interestingly, the Independent Green Party of Virgina, who got way more than the 10,000 signatures needed to put Michael Bloomberg / Ron Paul on the ballot, are allied with the Independence Party of America – a party apparatus created in case Bloomberg ran.

Hmmm, maybe that answers my previous post, wondering where they got the money to get all those signatures. There are two ways to get sigs, volunteers, and I doubt the IGVA has enough volunteers to get that many signatures (they got a total of 70,000 for various races), or you pay people to do it. That costs money. Maybe this is a backdoor run by Bloomberg?

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  • Honestly? I think it is being done with the backbone Ron Paul supporters, coupled with truly disgruntled “normal” conservatives dienchanted with neocons. There is really nothing left for libertarians in the republican party except Ron Paul.

    Put him on a ticket and he divides the GOP base a bit. Throw Bloomberg on that ticket and there goes some more of the GOP base that honestly like conservatism.

    Now… Add in Bob Barr. Even more of the GOP base gets split.

    If this happens there could be a lot of opportunity for 3rd parties to develop and reshape the political landscape. And that would truly be a good thing.

    The more viable political parties there are, the more expensive and harder it is for corporations to corrupt the system, IMHO. Not that they still won’t try.

  • DJ

    Hooray: I’m a “normal” conservative! There are so few of us left that until now we didn’t even have a name… which begs the question: what is “normal”?

  • Maybe I should have said “more traditional” – but “normal” denotes that they, as libertarians or conservatives, would be completely pissed about illegal spying, endless wars and fiscal insanity associated with the neocons.

    the GOP is not the party it used to be. Many of their supporters have watched their leadership become a group of insane fools.

  • DJ

    “they, as libertarians or conservatives, would be completely pissed about illegal spying, endless wars and fiscal insanity associated with the neocons.”

    “We” are. The neo-cons embody the absolute worst of liberalism– and very little that could be called conservative. GWB is just another big-spending liberal who wants to legislate people’s lives.