Tuesday, October 07, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OPEN PRIMARIES
WA: Parties should work within framework of Top 2 primary (The Daily News editorial) State political party leaders have been battling in court ever since. They claim they are being denied their right to choose who represents the party. But that obscures the core issue here, which is who owns the primary process, the parties or the people.
LA: State to probe blocked ballots-Some couldn't vote in 2nd District race (Times Picayune) Secretary of State Jay Dardenne said he is trying to determine how many independents were wrongly barred from voting in the 2nd Congressional District primary Saturday before he certifies the results.

CAMPAIGN
Independent Voters Move Toward Obama (Wall Street Journal)

THIRD PARTIES
  • Third parties: less than the sum of their parts (Iowa Independent) REG: Right. You’re in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Romans are the Judean People’s Front....
  • The Race for 3rd Place (Taki's Magazine) In recent years, there has been little room for serious third-party challenges on the right. The two most successful—George Wallace in 1968 and Ross Perot in 1992—were difficult to classify ideologically and did not appeal exclusively to conservatives.

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