So, I’m considering my options for voting in the upcoming Presidential Election. My intent was to write in Ron Paul’s name, but apparently the State of Mississippi doesn’t allow write-in votes. My options, then, are: 1. Vote Romney, 2. Vote Obama, 3. Vote some other party’s candidate. Options 1 and 2 are right out, so I decided to see what the third-party options were. I don’t have any intention of voting for left-leaning parties, so that leaves me with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, and Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party candidate. I oppose abortion (so I don’t like the LP’s stance on abortion) and I support Free Trade (so I don’t like the Constitution Party’s stance on trade). However, my opposition to abortion outweighs my support for Free Trade, so the CP looks like my choice.
Only, the wretches in the GOP are working hard to pull the same tricks on the LP and the CP that they did with Ron Paul’s candidacy: they are actively working to get those parties thrown off the ballot in at least one state.
You’ve just lost my vote not only for President, but for any down-ballot candidates as well: Nunnelee, Wicker, etc.
I called the MS Constitution Party, and inquired if there were a CP candidate for MS District 1, and was told that one Jim Boreland was the candidate. I’m looking for a website or something to get more information.