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June 12, 2007

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Ignoring Shrum, who loses just about every race he runs, the others are simply acknowledging an interest in a "serious 3rd party candidate." They're not saying they'd win.

Realistically a 3rd party doesn't have to win to substantially affect the outcome of a race. Ralph Nader quite possibly affected the outcome of the 2000 race, and H. Ross Perot absolutely affected the race in 1992. Neither won a single state.

It's not hype to acknowledge that dissatisfaction with the party candidates (as evidenced by the numbers for Republicans, and to a lesser degree Democrats) could lead to a 3rd party candidate.

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