Quote of the week

Ric Locke suggests a change to the ballot:

It may be time for libertarians to start again on the campaign to get “None of the Above is Acceptable” on the ballot. If it were there this time, it would get a slim majority of the popular vote. If you added “and everybody concerned is barred from politics for forty years or until the Coming of the Mahdi, whichever occurs first” it would win the electoral college. And if the addition was “shoot them all and bury them in unconsecrated ground” it would carry thirty-seven States and Puerto Rico.

Those of you reading from Soonerland might recall the 2004 None of the Above campaign, which included libertarians, Greens, Constitution Party types, and others vexed with the difficulty of getting names and parties other than the Big Two on the state’s ballots.


  1. GreenCanary »

    29 August 2008 · 12:39 pm

    I wonder… how many write-in votes would one have to get before the government contacted them to let them know? Getting a phone call that said, “Ms. Canary, you should know that 37 people voted for you for president,” would really make my day.

  2. McGehee »

    29 August 2008 · 1:29 pm

    It’s worth mentioning that Ric wrote that before McCain announced his veep pick. As skeptical as I am about the long-term consequences of having Sarah Palin on the ticket, it does seem to have generated a level of excitement McCain never could have generated on his own.

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