I tend to vote Libertarian anyway, and this year, he's made himself my favorite.
He and David Cobb (the green party candidate) got their asses thrown in jail tonight for attempting to get into the debates. The chutzpah involved is fantastic.
The blog post and followups on it are a fantastic read; they equated the whole thing to Brazil, and I found myself thinking "Transmetropolitan".
On October 8th at 9PM, two third party candidates were arrested for attempting to enter the Washington University complex holding the second presidential debate. The candidates, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party, chose civil disobedience to fight the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Over half of Americans believe third party candidates should be included, yet politicians continue to funnel public funds into the bi-partisan Commission. S.W.A.T. teams were used to deny the will of the American people while mainstream media ignored this historic event, a shameless suppression of political diversity.
Americans deserve to know about the unjust takeover of our political process. I posted this to take matters into my own hands. If you believe that real democracy thrives on diverse political voices and that it’s time to use alternative methods to support these voices, post this in your Xanga, profile, or Livejournal, or e-mail it to those who care.
So, two Presidential Candidates were arrested because they attempted to fight against the marginalization of their political views. Becuase they were protesting the entire two-party system, the two-party system, I might add, that is dicking everyone over. Even more- none of the mainstream news channels covered it. Becuase by covering it, they'd be giving Badnarik and Cobb the audience they wanted, and no one wants a third party to get a voice, aside from the token loser every eight years or so- Perot, Nader.
I mean, seriously. Last night, watching the debate, I watched Kerry continuously say, "I agree with the idea, but I would have done it better." "I agree with going into Iraq, but I would have done it better." "I agree with No Child Left Behind, but I would have done it better." "I agree with the PATRIOT act, but I would have done it better." So what, you've gone from being the democratic candidate to being Bush 2.0, smarter, taller, and uglier?
So screw all of you that are voting for Kerry simply because he's not Bush. That's a lie- he's just Bush riding a Donkey is all. And for those of you voting for Bush because you think he's doing a great job... well... I hope you enjoy your little fantasy land.