Will Trump run as an Independent as Roosevelt did? Will he lose as Roosevelt did as a third party candidate. Theodore Roosevelt who served as Vice-President to President William McKinley became President after the assassination of McKinley from Sept 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909 in the Republican party.
So, Trump can continue as an independent and really disrupt the election, however the most successful was back in 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt ran on the Bull Moose Party and won 27.4% of the popular vote, had 6 states with 88 electoral votes, but still lost to Woodrow Wilson with a 42% victory.
Two’s company, threes a crowd especially in the political world. It just confuses the issue.
You have the Democrats and Republicans as the main parties and then some others, like Independent, Constitution, Peace and Freedom (Roseanne Barr’s), Green, Libertarian, Reform, Workers World, Socialist Workers, Looking Back, U.S. Taxpayers, Natural Law, ok, ok I probably lost you reading this already, so do you get the idea? It’s too complicated for the average person who really isn’t that political to begin with.
But what really happens is not so much the name difference as the sameness of the issues they are pulling for or pushing against. So this guys a Republican and his values sound really close to this third party guy, so maybe I’ll vote for him. So now if that person didn’t have this confusion thrown at them their choice would be that much clearer. This goes either way it’s not good for either party. For blogging out loud)) we are a simple bunch, we just want to make a choice of one of the two buttons.
So if he runs Independent he will be in the same company as Roseanne Barr 2012, Pat Buchanan 2000, Ralph Nader 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, Ross Perot 1992, 1996, Ron Paul 1988, 2008. Those are just a few that you may recognize. Certainly there are many more but what does that tell you? It doesn’t work. Not one third party candidate has ever won!))