In 1992 Ross Perot won 19% of the vote. After that election, they created rules, the republican and democratic controlled Commission on the Presidential Debates, that would ensure that that never happened again. Remember that Perot was “allowed” to debate with the nominees from the two parties, and had everyone voted for him that wanted to vote for him, he would have won. I ask you to recall the democratic primary and how the MSM and the CPD shaped this election back then. Obama wasn’t our choice, he was theirs.
You wonder why MSNBC is running all-Obama-all-the-time now? GE owns NBC, they own Obama, and they own multiple defense contracts. The CPD is run by two lobbyists; Obama’s transition team is run by a brother of a leading lobbyist in DC (Podesto) and a man who just happens to run the organization (501)(3)(c) that runs a leading centrist leaning “progressive” site. This is not change people, it’s window dressing for the same corrupt system, just a different flavor. Vote your conscious.
A vote for John McCain OR Barack Obama is a vote for politics as usual, which will ultimately get us nowhere. Obama may look and sound better on the surface, but that's easy when the only competition you have to worry about is John McCain.
This scenario is possible because the two parties of the corporate state have quite effectively conspired for years to shut out third party and independent voices. If the playing field were actually level, and ALL the candidates who are on enough state ballots to be eligible for the 270 electoral votes it takes to be elected were allowed in the debates, (you will find links to the other four below), the picture would look far different.
A corrupt system will not fix itself, folks. It's up to we the people to stand up and make it happen. And it's easier than you may think.
Chris Hedges The Idiots Who Rule America