Would You Vote For a Third Party Candidate In The 2012 Presidential Election? [POLL]
So, you don’t like the conventional choices for President, but you still want to vote. Would you pull the lever for a relatively unknown third party candidate? Here are some choices:
Gary Johnson – Libertarian
Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003. Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology.
Jill Stein – Green Party
Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.
She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports, In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, andEnvironmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009. The first of these has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide. The reports promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic threats.
Virgil Goode – Constitution Party
A graduate of University of Richmond, and Virginia Law School. Served in the Army National Guard. Was a state senator in Virginia from 1973-1997. Was in the US House of Rep. 1999-2009.
Rocky Anderson – Justice Party
Education: JD, George Washington University Law School, 1978 Bachelors, Philosophy, University of Utah, 1973, Grade Point Average of 3.6
Political experience: Mayor, City of Salt Lake City, Utah, 2000-2008 Candidate, United States House of Representative, 1996 Former Member, Democratic Party
Candidates biographical information from their official party website