Saturday, October 30, 2010

Green for Governor the Smart Conservative Vote?

There are three candidates for Governor in Arkansas this year. What's the smart vote for a conservative? It's the Green Party candidate, super-liberal Jim Lindall. How can I say that? Here is my reasoning. There is nothing to be gained by voting for Jim Keet. He can't win, and a vote for him is a wasted vote. On the other hand, if Lindall gets over 3% of the vote this year, then the Green party gets automatic ballot access for 2012. That will either split the liberal vote in 2012, or pressure the legislature into doing the right thing and passing instant run-off voting into law.

Am I "endorsing" Jim Lindall? Nope. I'm suggesting a way of getting something positive out of this fiasco and gaming the system hoping to get a system one does not have to game.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Bobby Tullis for State Treasurer and Mary Hughes-Willis for Auditor. Were it not for these Green Party candidates, those races would be unopposed.

7:30 AM, November 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Kennedy for Attorney General! But it's too late now :(

5:13 PM, November 02, 2010  

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