Friday, August 01, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

REFORM

LOCAL INDEPENDENT NEWS
  • MN: Barkley, U.S. Senate candidate, wants to fix 'broken' system (Echo Press)
  • NC: Editorial: Expanding debate (Salisbury Post - NC) Third-party candidates often find themselves in a Catch-22 situation.

NEW YORK POLITICS/INDEPENDENCE PARTY
Goetz Is Thrown Off Independence Ballot (By Jonathan P. Hicks, NY Times/City Room)

SWING VOTE
  • It’s hard to make a good political comedy without being political (The Virginian-Pilot) While it goes for warm chuckles rather than big laughs, it flip-flops as obviously as current, and past, political candidates. It has no guts. It avoids saying anything critical of either party and takes no stand.
  • "Swing Vote" (Salon) [the daughter Molly] after asking him what his party affiliation is, she crisply informs him that he's registered as an independent, because "the two-party system has neglected the needs of the working poor."

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