Bob Barr Loses In Texas

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    Well, Republicans and Democrats are officially above the law in Texas.
     
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    Kevin, did you really think Texas would keep the democratic and republican candidates off the ballot?
     
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    Someone call Matlock to get on the case!

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    Seriously though, if there is no explanation then I find that messed up. If they have no good reason to say why Bob Barr is wrong, then he's right.

    Though hell would of had to frozen over first before they wouldn't allow Barack and John on the ballot Kevin. Even you knew that.
     
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    Not that I would vote for Barr, but if it makes you feel any better, he's in the right on this one. But as Jillian says ... Did you really expect .....?

    It's a shame really, that two political parties are allowed to rule this nation with an iron fist and keep any change out.
     
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    Color me not suprised. There have been rulings in the past that candidates can't be held responsible for the mistakes of their party. It is up to the Republican and Democrat parties in Texas to file for their candidates so, based off previous rulings Obama and McCain can't be punished.

    If anything, this case just underscores the reason we need a single federal standard for ballot access in presidential races. I don't mind states setting their own standard for ballot access for candidates in state wide races but for federal office it should be a single standard.
     
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    Kevin, the best chance for any third party viable future is really Ron Paul.

    He won't win next time around if he will even run, but he can least make a party and a mark on the system.

    I doubt we'll see a viable third party choice in the future as long as the two major parties have a chokehold on the system and keep 3rd party candidates out of things like debates,etc.

    UNLESS, something is done and someone like Ron Paul runs.
     
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    I actually agree with that. Apparently, as always, rules are rules... except when they're not....

    Personally, I think it's time to think about a more parliamentary system where there's more proportionate representation.
     
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    You can bet if the tables were reversed that Bob Barr wouldn't be on the ballot, which is actually what happened in W. Virginia. I live in Ohio elvis. And for the record, I did not expect Bob Barr to win this case. It's still disappointing to see the level that will be stooped to to keep the Republican/Democrat monopoly going in American politics.
     
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    Ron Paul is incredibly dangerous, IMO...

    As for him running, he has stockpiled enormous amounts of cash... he's going to use it for something, most likely another run.

    Any viable third party candidate needs to be more centrist to be credible
     

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