Letter: There should be more third party candidates on Nov. 6 ballot
To the Editor:
I (a man) wear very plain clothing, but I congratulate the Multimedia Channels Publisher [Patrick Wood] for his very classy hat in his official photo.
In surveys, many say the USA would benefit from having more than just 2 sizable political parties. Wisconsin has three established alternative parties: the liberal Greens, the economically conservative Libertarians and the socially conservative Constitution Party.
Every 4 years these parties run candidates for the relatively powerless jobs of WI Secretary of State and State Treasurer. This allows sympathizers to vote third party without forfeiting a chance to vote for big-party candidates for important jobs. Generally, third party totals have been rising.
Amazingly, this year only 1 person chose this prudent strategy. The Constitution Party’s Andrew Zuelke is running for State Treasurer.
I sympathize with all third parties, which are suspicious of U.S. involvement in foreign civil wars. I admire third party activists, who work hard to maintain their parties. I mourn that—while there should be five more prudent-strategy third party candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot—there won’t be.