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What 3rd Party Candidate Would You Vote For?

If you couldn't vote for President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney, would you cast your lot with Roseanne Barr? We want to hear from you, Tampa Bay!

Just because President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney capture all the headlines doesn’t mean they’re the only candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot in the race for the White House.

In Florida, 10 other contenders have their names on ballot, each hoping for enough votes to win the state – or at least pull off a respectable showing. These candidates represent a number of third parties, each with their own distinct agendas.

Here’s a look at who else you’ll see on the Nov. 6 ballot:

Imagine, if you will, that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pulled out of the race and you couldn't vote for them.

Would you cast your vote in favor of comedian Roseanne Barr? Maybe you'd throw your lot in with Gary Johnson. Perhaps you're already planning to go with a third-party nominee? Sound off by letting us know which third-party candidate you'd choose if the Republicans and Democrats weren't a factor on Nov. 6. Speak your mind in the comments section.

Linda October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM
If only Adlai Stevenson had won the first time we'd be living in Eden, but I guess it's going to be Obama who get my vote.
Linda October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM
You should know by now, the more flags behind you the phonier you are, just look at Bush.
James Cricket October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Wow...check out the "love" of our fellow citizens and their "tolerance" of the opinions of others. Liberals, no doubt. Bloody typical.
James Cricket October 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM
@Steve...great job being respectful, bud. There are those of us who think the same about you. Apparently, we know how to behave in public...unlike you.
James Cricket October 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM
If I couldn't vote for Romney, I'd vote for Gary Johnson...Libertarian. While I don't agree with all of the Libertarian platform, they're far closer to my beliefs than the socialists/green parties.
Rollo Tomasi October 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM
This is the reason we hate you 47%, you're unintelligent and have no idea about the real world. You are government dependent and always will be. The quicker your kind dies off the better so I am voting for the guy who is gonna help that cause. You freeloaders and you "gimme gimme mister government" people will hopefully become extinct or at least endangered. That's the reason we hate you 47% how about do for yourself instead of hoping someone will do it for you are give it to you.
Concerned Floridian October 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Way to go Sharon! Your vote belongs to you and only you. Reading folks who want to influence and guilt trip you is civicly shameful and offensive. Tell them to stop voting evil if it's alright & admissible to say to someone else, don't vote for the candidate you favor. BUT: vote for the one 'I' w/double capital 'I' favor. How condescending. if you happen to favor someone else. BTW, just the way this poll is written w/it's header: 'if you couldn't vote for A or B ...' We all can vote for someone else than A or B, i.e. for anyone other than the 2 choices provided in the header who also happen to be the lesser evil [depending on one or the other major party]. The only way one can stop evil is stopping to vote for it.
Concerned Floridian October 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Something good [inspiring, invigorating, challenging, innovating, etc.] will happen. Way to go Suzanne!
Concerned Floridian October 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Or Rocky Anderson. Anyone but the two choices offered in the header of this article. At this point I'd vote Mr. Rogers or The Tooth Fairy or the Keep on Goping Pink Rabbit before wasting a vote on either major party candidate.
Julia October 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Maybe you and Romney would like to send that 47% to China to work in all the jobs being sent there??!! Do they have heallth care and education there? Might be a good idea? Immigrants to China....hmmm...
Suzanne S October 12, 2012 at 01:20 AM
You sound like you should be voting for the Nazi party.
Rollo Tomasi October 12, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Shows how little you know Nazi stands for National Socialism. I just want the perennial freeloaders and do gooders to leave my money alone. you want to save bums you give them YOUR money.
Suzanne S October 12, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I know more than you will ever know, ignoramus. National socialism had nothing to do with socialism. It was a euphemism for totalitarian fascism.
Rollo Tomasi October 12, 2012 at 02:53 AM
what did the Nazi's do? made everything controlled by the state, medicine commerce etc etc. just like you dirty liberals. have the government take from everyone and dole it out as they see fit. I am for small government, do for yourself living. You cannot succeed then die off we are all better for it... you know nothing you are nothing.
Larry Bush October 12, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Wow, people are getting a little testy here. I don't need for anyone to drop out of the race to vote for Gary Johnson. He gets my vote anyway.
Samuel Clemens October 12, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Rollo, are you not aware of how many of those Nazis the American Govt brought here to work? Russia and America took many of their Scientists to be used by their Govts. Google Markus Wolf and Homeland Security. Heard of "The Brown Shirts?" What do you think the TSA is.....your protector? You are living in a current Nazi style regime and you seem to want to defend it. Turn your anger toward those causing the problems, not our fellow countrymen. All must exit the Left/Right world. They are using Divide and Conquer and Class warfare to keep us from uniting. Ole Bob knew what he was talking about: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HXzm-kFgPw "They don't want to see us unite........all they want us to do is keep fussing and fighting"
Concerned Floridian October 12, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Indeed Larry. Some poster here [Rollo if I name name] seems to have a diploma in dramaturgy - being so excessive in his finality and ultimatum. Unless he sleeps w/his money and has an acute attachment problem he cannot get rid of.
Rollo Tomasi October 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Samuel you're nuttier than a pet squirrel. You wear tinfoil hats and have a end of the world bunker I bet also. I simply do not want dirty scum liberal trash taking my money, I earned it go earn your own. If you have some you use it and leave mine to me. I do not care about the homeless, the hungry or the sick you care about them i don't have time.
Suzanne S October 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
All I can say is that I hope I die before I become a wretched old miser like you.
Rollo Tomasi October 12, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I hope you do too. get on it
Suzanne S October 12, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Last word
Rollo Tomasi October 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Ok
vicki conrad October 14, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Jill Stein
-Ed Harris- October 15, 2012 at 01:32 PM
If I was not going to vote for our President, I would vote for Mr Johnson.
Concerned Floridian October 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
And this would be a vote for ... which position, if not president? .......... While I agree the question from S. Lenon is badly [very biaised] posit, nonetheless she's asking who would be one's pick as possible presidential candidate. Is this what you mean, that Johnson would be your presidential pick as a second choice & place holder?
HLL October 15, 2012 at 02:52 PM
The truth is quite evident--and if you dig deep and try to listen to each other, both main points are correct, as they are not mutually exclusive. 1 - You can vote your conscience (defined in google as "an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior") -- in other words, your personal guide to rightness or wrongness, which is broad. So, for one individual, the choice of voting for Gary Johnson, who is purported to be more libertarian & less establishment, may provide what that individual needs to "feel right". For someone like me, I believe that what is most important to my value system, to "feel right" is a) to remove Obama and his awful administration, and b) protect from more liberals on the Supreme Court and remove Obamacare, which is a very intensive and gigantic increase in govt control + funds that may lead to the financial destruction of the US (not unlike Medicare+SS, which is funded and not saved -- so it gets spent immediately rather than used to provide what is promised). Also true ---> 2 - If you vote for a 3rd party candidate (for whatever reason, or for example, it is agreeable with your value system), it absolutely will result in a resulting net +1 vote for the candidate that did not receive your vote. Most talk about Gary Johnson... but you must admit that this vote is a net +1 positive for Obama. Keeping Obama will result in a much, much harder path in 2016 to achieve your anti- establishment goal.
Michael D. October 15, 2012 at 03:12 PM
wow... conspiracy theory much. How about people who vote for a third party is doing what was initially thought of through the Constitution. If a third party gets 5% of the national vote, it gets national (government) funding for the next election. So maybe instead of looking at the short term, someone who wants real change is voting third party to see real change.
Anti-Westboro Baptist October 15, 2012 at 03:13 PM
HLL are you kidding me??? That was some serious crap you just piled on lol it was good I gotta hand it to you. Thick too! Break out the high waters! It's flowing thru lol! How about this! We vote for who we want and you vote for who you want and you keep all your propaganda to yourself! BTW Obamacare is a Republican idea and plan so don't even go there!
Beth Norquist October 15, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Romney isn't trustworthy and his ideas are backward. I voted for Gary Johnson instead!
Anonymous October 16, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Not sure yet but my vote will go to either Stein or Johnson

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