Ten people responded to this week’s Tele-Talk question: “Do you feel our current political system extends the same fairness to third-party candidates as it does to Democrats and Republicans?” All respondents said the system is not fair to third-party candidates.
Yes I do think that third party does not get a legitimate fair shake. Neither does the Republican Party. And it’s all Democrats just like this paper. This is Donna.
It’s all moot. The whole thing is rigged.
As one of the deplorables, I believe just the two parties should be allowed in these debates; otherwise, you’ll have every person who thinks what they have to say is important to the world march up and want to be participants. You’d have hundreds of people on that stage. But what does it matter. This election is going to be rigged. After all, we live in Obama’s world, and one of the most crooked candidates in the world to be president, Clinton, is running. So, there’s no doubt; this election is going to be rigged.
There is no fairness as far as the news media is concerned. Everything is to cover Hillary Clinton and her crimes and cover ups. All they do is trash everybody else. When they do this, they take the heat off from the Clintons. All of a sudden, with about 30 days to election, all of these women come out about Trump — skunk in the wood pile. They being paid but the Clintons? What are the CIA and Justice Department afraid of? R.W., Conway.
Well, I must admit one thing: The Conway Daily Sun is no different than the rest of the national media. They won’t report anything that might hurt Hillary Clinton. And they sure as hell aren’t going to let anybody like John Skelton get involved. He’s an independent and has half a brain. He’s done an excellent job here in the valley. It’s very, very sad they wouldn’t let him go to that candidates night.
There are a lot of stop measures in place by the Democrat and Republican Parties to muscle out all third-party candidates. It is disturbing that local towns and cities employ similar strategies and engage in party politics rather than the good of the people. It is neither “democratic” nor patriotic. Preventing third party candidates from participating in debates is appalling. This debating strategy was not in place in 1992 which was why Ross Perot had the ability to participate. Also, all polling only “decides” to follow the Republican and Democratic candidates, so third party candidates can never make the threshold bar that is in place to allow them to participate. There are more measures purposefully created to allow for this one party system we have. The conga line in D.C. has no party affiliation, this illusion is merely for “We The People.” The Republican and Democrat parties married decades ago, and the petty squabbling we see is probably strictly for our benefit. What we are seeing now is a possible outsider and an insider. The outsider has dictatorial goals, in which he would like to all but wipe away a barely fair justice system and the other candidate will always be part of the incredibly wealthy establishment. Either way, we still do not have one man, one vote as we dictate for all other nations. Until we do, politics and only politic policies will rule the nation.
The fact you had “current political system” and “fairness” in the same sentence question is an oxymoron. Yes, and this coming from a paper who hand-slapped a columnist for asking unfair “gotcha” questions to a Democrat. What does The Conway Daily Sun really know about a fair political system, should be the question.
Third-party candidates cannot and will not be treated fairly as our system exists, simply because they do not have the money to do so.
The question kind of answers itself. I don’t believe I have ever seen an Independent win a meaningful election on the local level (anything above selectmen). There simply are too many hoops to go through. Ted Sares, North Conway.
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