What 3rd Party Candidate Would You Vote For?

If you couldn't vote for President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney, would you cast your lot with Roseanne Barr? We want to hear from you, Tampa Bay!

Just because President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney capture all the headlines doesn’t mean they’re the only candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot in the race for the White House.

In Florida, 10 other contenders have their names on ballot, each hoping for enough votes to win the state – or at least pull off a respectable showing. These candidates represent a number of third parties, each with their own distinct agendas.

Here’s a look at who else you’ll see on the Nov. 6 ballot:

Imagine, if you will, that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pulled out of the race and you couldn't vote for them.

Would you cast your vote in favor of comedian Roseanne Barr? Maybe you'd throw your lot in with Gary Johnson. Perhaps you're already planning to go with a third-party nominee? Sound off by letting us know which third-party candidate you'd choose if the Republicans and Democrats weren't a factor on Nov. 6. Speak your mind in the comments section.

HLL October 15, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The truth is quite evident--and if you dig deep and try to listen to each other, both main points are correct, as they are not mutually exclusive. 1 - You can vote your conscience (defined in google as "an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior") -- in other words, your personal guide to rightness or wrongness, which is broad. So, for one individual, the choice of voting for Gary Johnson, who is purported to be more libertarian & less establishment, may provide what that individual needs to "feel right". For someone like me, I believe that what is most important to my value system, to "feel right" is a) to remove Obama and his awful administration, and b) protect from more liberals on the Supreme Court and remove Obamacare, which is a very intensive and gigantic increase in govt control + funds that may lead to the financial destruction of the US (not unlike Medicare+SS, which is funded and not saved -- so it gets spent immediately rather than used to provide what is promised). Also true ---> 2 - If you vote for a 3rd party candidate (for whatever reason, or for example, it is agreeable with your value system), it absolutely will result in a resulting net +1 vote for the candidate that did not receive your vote. Most talk about Gary Johnson... but you must admit that this vote is a net +1 positive for Obama. Keeping Obama will result in a much, much harder path in 2016 to achieve your anti- establishment goal.
Michael D. October 15, 2012 at 03:12 PM
wow... conspiracy theory much. How about people who vote for a third party is doing what was initially thought of through the Constitution. If a third party gets 5% of the national vote, it gets national (government) funding for the next election. So maybe instead of looking at the short term, someone who wants real change is voting third party to see real change.
Anti-Westboro Baptist October 15, 2012 at 03:13 PM
HLL are you kidding me??? That was some serious crap you just piled on lol it was good I gotta hand it to you. Thick too! Break out the high waters! It's flowing thru lol! How about this! We vote for who we want and you vote for who you want and you keep all your propaganda to yourself! BTW Obamacare is a Republican idea and plan so don't even go there!
Beth Norquist October 15, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Romney isn't trustworthy and his ideas are backward. I voted for Gary Johnson instead!
Anonymous October 16, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Not sure yet but my vote will go to either Stein or Johnson


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