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Old 10-08-2008   #11
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In 2000, I voted for Ralph Nader because I believed that if he got 4% of the vote it would expand the 2 party system. I was wrong and so were a lot of others.

Not voting, or voting "off," is exactly what they want us to do.

This is interesting. The Colorado Ballot this year has 16 nominees listed for president.
McCain/ Palin REP
Obama/Biden DEM
Baldwin/Castle CON
Barr/Root LIB
McKinney/Clemente GRN
Allen/Stath HRT
Amondson/Pletten PRO
Harris/Kennedy SOW
Jay/Sallis BST
Keys/Rohrbough AMI
La Riva/Moses SOL
Lyttle/Bassford US P
McEnulty/Mangan UNA
Moore/Alexander SOU
Nader/Gonzalez ANA
Stevens/Link OBJ

Has anyone ever seen this many nominees listed on a ballot? If not, I wonder if it's just an attempt to further confuse the situation, muddy the waters. As in, "if you don't like your party's candidate, vote for one of these guys instead."

Then I wonder which party is more responsible for it; I lean toward the GOP since McCain is also first on the ballot.

The New Mexico ballot, also a swing state, has 5 nominees and Obama is listed first.

Am I overanalyzing?

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