Since several people have mentioned Bill Richardson this mornig and the headlines this week have included several candidates throwing in the towel, perhaps the time is right to start this discussion.
What I would like to know is the following:
Who would you like to see run as an independent candidate?
Now this is a realistic question so let’s limit our responses to realistic answers.
I would appreciate if you would put your choice in the first line of your response as it makes it easy to count if this thread gets lengthy.
Afterwards I would like to know why you would like to see this person run as an independent and if you would honestly vote for this person in lieu of the Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian, etc. candidate.
I ask this because it has been said that a lot of people who say they support an independent party will in the end vote Democratic or Republican in fear of someone worse getting elected. So it is a resonable question.
Consider this a survey, so please let’s talk about who and what we like, NOT WHO AND WHAT WE DON’T LIKE.
Here are some names just to start this off: John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich (did I spell that right?), Joe Biden, Al Gore, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Colbert. (I include Stephen because he allegedly had his hat in the ring at one time.)