View Full Version : Pray for a third-party candidate -Editorial by Slade Gorton in Seattle Times

06-19-2016, 02:21 PM
So we seem to be faced with a choice between a possible fascist and a possible criminal. Neither is remotely qualified to be president of the United States.
Better still is to choose that third-party candidate already qualified to appear on the ballot in all 50 states. Perhaps the only party so qualified now is the Libertarian.

Republican Slade Gorton served as U.S. senator from Washington state from 1981-1987 and from 1989-2001. A lawyer, Gorton served as state Attorney General from 1969-1981. He served on the 9/11 Commission, 2003-2004
double edit - Gorton lost a narrow election to Maria Cantwell in 2000 for which my friend is often blamed

06-19-2016, 02:57 PM
This is an improper attitude. This implies that somehow there is a reason we have three sorry candidates besides our own and party negligence. 2016 did not suddenly sneak up on anybody. It has always been a presidential year. We have been negligent in not doing something to wrest control out of the hands of corrupt local, state, and national parties, and lacking better party people, we have not been doing anything to get ballot access for the Constitution Party, which is the only party out there right now supporting candidates with a shred of integrity.

We know state and local parties are corrupt, or Rand would not have felt forced to support McConnell.

Media has been complicit. We are stuck with what we have, so vote or not. That's the choice.

06-19-2016, 09:02 PM
We know state and local parties are corrupt, or Rand would not have felt forced to support McConnell.

Rand thought he was the most brilliant politican when he spent time cozying up to beltway leaders & media.

06-19-2016, 09:20 PM
Love Rand, and all, but even he has to give in to the corruption of party leaders. Ron did, too. Texas is plenty corrupt and it didn't start yesterday.