Even so, some members of Congress (current or former) seem to break (or bend) the law without being prosecuted. One example that many would cite is Hillary Clinton. To be fair, there are plenty of Republicans that are charged with similar crimes, if not worse. The current eruption of sexual harassment and assault charges is a good example. Both Republicans and Democrats are being ensnared by such accusations. Just a few names of candidates or current elected officials include Al Franken, John Conyers, Roy Moore (Senate candidate) and a few others. As was explained by Representative Charlie McCaul in light of what happened with Rangel, there is a hope of many that there is a new era of increased transparency, honestly and compliance. The current uproar going on in Congress, the media the corporate world would seem to be a bad thing. It is bad that people are being victimized. However, a new era of accountability is hopefully on the way. If it happens the right way, the devious and degenerates that would deign to run for Congress will go back into their rat holes (Kane, 2010).
The next primary topic of conversation to be covered in this report would be why no third-party candidate has not been successful to date. There is probably a rather long list of reasons, but there are some that stand out more than others. Before getting to that, some third-party candidates have actually done fairly well. In other cases, independent candidates have don well. For example, Lisa Murkowski lost the GOP primary for a prior election. However, she won as a write-in in the general. Something very similar happened with Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman in 2006. Lamont won the primary but Lieberman prevailed in the general election. In the 1990’s, third-party candidate Ross Perot actually did quite well, even if Bill Clinton took home the victory without a majority (Healy, 2006).
In any event, one major reason that third party candidates don’t do well is that the voters tend to stick with the two major parties. For many people, voting on a third-party is a waste and one should probably just stay home rather than vote for a third party. There are those that do…
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