Okay, for a first time out, this goes a bit more than a week, so it’s a bit long.
A defense of third-party politics.
Seth Godin wrote about third parties in a blog post “Ketchup and the third-party problem“. He says that those of us supporting third parties or their candidates are doomed to failure, and miss our chance to really influence the political field.
Needless to say, I find the arguement lacking, and merely a more passive aggressive method of saying that we should all vote for Hillary because otherwise we’ll be doomed with Trump. I’ve snarked about it on Twitter. But I feel this deserves a bit more detailed of a rebuttal.
In every presidential election I’ve voted in (every one since 1992), I’ve had only one surefire prediction that holds up almost every time: Anything can happen, and damn near everything will happen. It’s usually a safe bet. Some races get so weird that I declare them races where anything can happen, and everything (no matter … “When the going gets weird…”
Third Party Watch: A Denver Accord for the Libertarian Party?: What has been unfair is an imbalance that treats the Dallas Accord as one-sided, obligating only anarchists not to discuss courts, police, and national defense, but leaving minarchists free to speak their mind and to openly campaign in favor of government-based services. Funny, I’ve been … Internal LP Politics: HUH?