Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hey, What's Ron Doing On The Ballot?
Even though Ron Paul had officially asked that his name be removed from the ballot, he will still appear on it as the official candidate for the Constitution Party in Montana. So what you say? Paul was able to get a quarter of the votes in the primary even after everybody knew McCain was going to be the Republican nominee. And recent polls there show the race to be a statistical tie. Depending on what percentage of the vote he draws, Paul could act as a spoiler and throw the state to Obama. In the last half century, Montana has only gone Democratic twice, with the last time being 1992 when there was also a significant third party candidate on the ballot.