In the U.S., why would any presidential nominee run as an Independent? The only one to ever win as an independent was George Washington!

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crow robot Profile
crow robot answered

Some indies do well but the media does them a lot of harm by ignoring them.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Actually now is the time for an independent or someone from a smaller party to make their move. All the polls, even the ones taken by the Democrats and Republicans, state people are tired of the bickering not only against each other but amongst themselves. They are tired of them not getting anything done. So if the right candidate with enough money to advertise can draw enough attention to themselves, they could conceivably win.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Have you forgotten Teddy Roosevelt ... The Bull Moose Party.

It just takes a charismatic person, getting support from the entrenched parties.

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Tinkerbell St. Basil
Walt, I have to admit that I really wasn't aware of Teddy Roosevelt running as a third party in 1912. The more I read about him, the more I'm intrigued. I thank you for the lesson! I thought he was a Republican, but it seems that he changed his point of view. It seems that my question has led me to more questions! Lol ­čśŐ
Phineous J. Whoopee
in modern times, no one running as third party has gotten even one electoral vote. Perot came close, but still no electoral votes.

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