[extropy-chat] electing ideas [was Re:Fahrenheit 911 -objectivereview?]

Pat Fallon pfallon at ptd.net
Sat Aug 14 19:48:19 UTC 2004

>> If a libertarian candidate did well in an election, 
>> the major parties might consider that there is 
>> a politically significant minority with those views..
> Lets say both the democrats and the republicans did consider that there
> was a significant minority of voters who were libertarians. So what?

if the libertarian candidate got more votes than the 2nd place finisher
lost by, one tactic that suggests itself is for the candidate [or party] 
that lost to see if they could adopt [and water down, of course]
some issue or position associated with the libertarian candidate
in hope of picking up some of those voters...

Pat Fallon
pfallon at ptd.net

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