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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:31 PM

14. IMO the Green Party (and other non mainstream parties)

should focus on smaller local elections - where they have a chance at winning and where they can have a greater impact on things.

They seem to have the same view of politics that the pro term limits and the people who vote for Trump have - that anyone can do it, that there is no learning curve, and that working your way up isn't necessary. There is a tremendous arrogance about it - vote for me, I've never done anything in government but, hell, how hard can it be?

Some of that may be true for the two major parties but when you have a pretty small footprint, trying to compete with big foot is futile. To make it as an outsider you need huge name recognition and/or an amazing track record. On the other hand, if they get onto school boards and public utility boards and city councils they could actually have an impact at a local level and lay the ground work for a serious shot at the bigger prizes.

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