Texas representative and former presidential candidate Ron Paul held a press conference today, detailing how he rejected an invitation from the John McCain campaign to back the senator. He urged people to vote for one of the four candidates running on third-party tickets: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.
He also called the current two-party election system a charade. The vast majority of people realize this, but they continue voting for the "lesser of two evils."
Really, the candidates talk about how different they are, when they are not really different at all. They both talk about change, but neither one stands for anything but the status quo.
In related news, the 'charade' continued, and this writer concluded he will not vote for John McCain.
Speaking of McCain's economic policy, Barack Obama used the phrase, 'you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig,' alluding to the congruences between McCain's economic plan and George W. Bush's plan. McCain's camp latched onto the statement, calling Obama a sexist, because apparently Sarah Palin wears lipstick. Good for you, McCain. Way to raise the level of debate. I am glad to have one choice eliminated. If only Ron Paul would run!
P.S. I don't see what the big deal is, even if Obama was calling Palin a pig. Palin called herself a pit bull at the Republican National Convention. I think pigs are much more cuddly and cute. I guess Palin is the pit bull, and McCain is the pig (but one of the uncuddly, uncute types).