Letter to the Editor: One prudent candidate
I (a man) wear very plain clothing, but I congratulate the WRC Times Publisher for his very classy hat in his official photo.
In surveys, many say the USA would benefit from having more than just two sizable political parties. WI has three established alternative parties: the liberal Greens, the economically conservative Libertarians and the socially conservative Constitution Party. Every four years these parties run candidates for the relatively powerless jobs of WI Secretary of State and State Treasurer. This allows sympathizers to vote third party without forfeiting a chance to vote for big-party candidates for important jobs. Generally, third party totals have been rising.
Amazingly, this year only one person chose this prudent strategy. The Constitution Party’s Andrew Zuelke is running for state treasurer.
I sympathize with all third parties, which are suspicious of U.S. involvement in foreign civil wars. I admire third party activists, who work hard to maintain their parties. I mourn that—while there should be five more prudent-strategy third party candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot—there won’t be.