Election 2012

The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates  

Keaton
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The 2016 election is still months away, but the races for both the Democratic and Republican nominations have been going since roughly five seconds after the last election. With dozens of primaries on the horizon, a disgruntled candidate from either party throw the whole thing into chaos by announcing a third party run - something that likely wouldn't happen until the nominations are locked up.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has already said he might run on an independent ticket should far-right Donald Trump and far-left Bernie Sanders win. Could someone else throw their hat in the ring? Who should it be? A career politician with a clear, non-partisan vision for where to take the country? Or a true outsider from another profession or industry, who would have a innovative and fresh approach to policy?

To make this list, candidates should be eligible to hold the office of President of the United States (so no children, fictional characters, or Arnold Schwarzenegger) and likely to run as an independent third-party candidate. If you think your favorite author, or pundit, or movie star deserves a shot, add them to the list and vote up your favorite suggestions.
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Ron Mexico added age 69
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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added age 64
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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added age 70
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added age 54
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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
age 74
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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added age 68
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mick Ribb added age 61
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Vermin Supreme is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Jinsu Kim added age 57
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David Petraeus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
age 81
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Allen West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added age 58
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Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added age 65
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added age 57
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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added age 65
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Mike Gravel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added age 88
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Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added age 70
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Starr Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
DavidBrandt added Starr Parker
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Pat Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added age 80
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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
age 85
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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
rnkr153 added age 67
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Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added age 66
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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added age 55
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Michael Reagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added age 73
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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added age 64