Will US Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance prevent a third party from ever winning national elections?

U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the door for businesses and unions to spend as much money as they want to to influence elections and supporting a candidate .

No. Soon you’ll see the Corporate Party. It will make the republican and democratic parties look like catholic school children.

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11 thoughts on “Will US Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance prevent a third party from ever winning national elections?

    Don't be a Pecker

    (February 1, 2010 - 4:21 am)

    No. Soon you’ll see the Corporate Party. It will make the republican and democratic parties look like catholic school children.
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    Cookie Monster

    (February 1, 2010 - 5:05 am)

    No. Why would it?

    Do you not find the fact that the govt was controlling political speech in the US even a little disturbing?
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    Joe

    (February 1, 2010 - 5:44 am)

    How would it do that?
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    whimsy

    (February 1, 2010 - 5:49 am)

    It won’t help, unless that third party is worse than the present two
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    tribeca_belle

    (February 1, 2010 - 6:28 am)

    Yes, and the decision of course favors Republicans who are the loyal servants of the corporate interest.
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    Who's got my back?

    (February 1, 2010 - 6:52 am)

    It’s really about stopping unions and balancing the playing field for the private sector.
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    Ghost of Tom Joad

    (February 1, 2010 - 7:20 am)

    Third parties never had a chance anyway, certainly not after both major parties agreed to kick third parties out of the debates when Perot threatened them.

    This is more about corporations being better able to play one party off against another without worrying about pesky voters or grass root organizations getting in the way.
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    Slowpoke

    (February 1, 2010 - 7:48 am)

    No, third parties never really had a chance to begin with.

    This ruling actually threatens the two-party system.

    Soon it will be the "Corporate Party" and everyone else.
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    Dewey

    (February 1, 2010 - 8:03 am)

    NO.
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    Big Bro Handiwipes

    (February 1, 2010 - 8:50 am)

    Depends if corporation like a third party stance or political view. Find it ironic that technically paying for ads is not considered part of the campaign financing.
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    Bobbie

    (February 1, 2010 - 9:06 am)

    Third parties already had little chance as it is, unless something happens to overturn this, it will be the final nail in the coffin of democracy.
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