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Re: [tcCannabisClub] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:42 PM
If you want to test that ridicules theory, take a good look at the Independence Party. They have been trying that line for over 16 years without success. That is a line popularized by political outsiders with no vantage point from which to see. Those of us who have walked across this line understand that if you don’t win you have Zero influence as an outsider. If you lose as an insider they at least know you will be back and in their face again next year. I have run as an IP candidate before they achieved Major Party status and after and will never do so again until they are able to take real political positions and back their candidates. The only way that third party thing can be made to work is with adequate funding as Jesse did in the IP. It wasn’t the IP fund raising machine that did it it was Jesse Ventura’s. It is far easier to work within the existing structures to create the permanent changes where they are needed not in some transient 3rd party. The only successful purpose in a third party attempt over the last 100 years has been to create change in one or both of the existing parties. Let us avoid pie in the sky and do what works.
W. D. (Bill) Hamm

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