The Third Party Candidates of US Election 2012

The only two President Johnsons engraved on American minds both made their mark on US history - Andrew indict and Lyndon Baines signing off sight civil rights legislation. No-one thinks there will be a third in 2012, not even Gary Johnson himself, but the tolerant Party aspirant could yet be a issue in the outcome. The former superintendent of New Mexico is the best known of the "other" 25 presidential candidates on the 6 November election, but that doesn't say a lot.

Johnson and Co struggles to make the national radar and is predictable to hardly figure in the final tally come polling day. But in a competition that could boil down to fine limitations in a couple of key battlefield states,
they could yet impose a fatal wound on President Obama or his re-energized Republican contestant, Mitt Romney.

After all, two of the last five voting have featured important donations from a third applicant. In 1992, millionaire Ross Perot hurt the incumbent George HW Bush and helped to push Bill Clinton to the White House with only 43% of the trendy vote. And Ralph Nader is still denigrated by some Democrats for taking critical votes away from Al Gore in Florida eight years later.

A sense of aggravation that the possible Ralph Naders of 2012 have not had a voice encouraged the Free and Equal Elections organization to organise Tuesday's deliberate. Johnson, Virgil Goode of the organization Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party communal a podium in Chicago to converse among other issues national security, government expenditure and drugs laws. 

"It's apparent they're not going to win, but in the establishment it never says there's a Democrat or a Republican Party," the mediator Larry King told Politico website. "It never state a two-party system."