I just received my mail-in ballot and am surprised at the number of third parties on the ballot. Pleasantly surprised! But I wonder how they decide the order to list them. I think it should be alphabetical order, but I think it is in the numerical vote order for that party in the last election, hence the Republican Party is listed, followed by the Democrat Party, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, and so on.. I find it interesting that my new county of residence uses the retarded "complete the arrow system" and does not allow a write in candidate for POTUS or Congressman, but does for Senator. For the record, I am actually voting one of the 2 big parties for POTUS but 3rd party for Senate. I have to vote big 2 for Congressman, as no other party has a candidate running. Of course, not knowing the judges here, I am not voting for or against any of them.
While the POTUS race seems to be tightening up between the 2 major parties, it was interesting to hear on NPR last night that Sarah Palin is going rogue and standing up for conservative ideals and no longer staying on McCain's talking points, looking out for herself, supposedly due to her knowing that McCain will lose.
Here are the people on the Colorado ballot for POTUS & VEEP:
- Republican: McCain/Palin
- Democrat: Obama/Biden
- Constitution: Baldwin/Castle
- Libertarian: Barr/Root
- Green: McKinney/Clemente
- HeartQuake '08: Allen/Stath (Never heard of this horribly short-sightedly named party before!)
- Prohibition: Amondson/Pletten
- Socialist Workers: Harris/Kennedy
- Boston Tea: Jay/Sallis
- America's Independent: Keyes/Rohrbough
- Socialism and Liberation: LaRiva/Moses
- US Pacifist: Lyttle/Bassford
- Socialist USA: Moore/Alexander
- Objectivist: Stevens/Link
- Unaffiliated: McEnulty/Mangan
- Unaffiliated: Nader/Gonzalez
Imagine how much better the Presidential Candidate Debates, currently monopolized by the big two parties, would be if they allowed at least the Constitution, Libertarian, and Green parties have their candidates debate too!
Of note, for ID, I had to enclose a copy of a utility bill with my address since I am a new residence of this county!
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