Friday, July 02, 2010

Libertarian candidates help Democrats win?

This is actually one of the consistent arguments used against third party candidates, that Libertarian candidates take votes away from Republicans and Green Party candidates take votes away from Democrats. It's the basic focus of this Texas Tribune piece.

I understand the argument, but it's also a scenario where if the best candidate is a Libertarian, Green Party or other third party, or even an independent, it creates the public impression that these candidates should not be considered since they can't win.

They can win, if people vote for them.

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