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Oklahoma Democrats Have A Super Option In Tomorrow’s Election

They’re calling tomorrow’s presidential primaries Super Tuesday, but for Democratic voters in most of the states, there isn’t much that’s super about it. Democrats don’t have a choice in the presidential contest, because, in spite of Barack Obama’s shocking lurch into right wing politics on many issues, no prominent Democrat had the guts to stand up and challenge Obama to do better.

There’s one state in tomorrow’s elections, however, where progressive Democratic voters have a choice. That state is Oklahoma.

darcy richardson campaign buttonIn Oklahoma, voters have the opportunity to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Darcy Richardson instead of Barack Obama. Richardson is running for President as a progressive candidate, promoting the policies that Democratic voters support, the policies that Barack Obama has abandoned.

Darcy Richardson does not have any illusions about his chances for victory. He explained in an interview earlier this year, “President Obama will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee. I have absolutely no chance of defeating him in the primaries. In fact, one will probably need a magnifying glass to read my vote totals, as was the case in New Hampshire last week. The whole point of my candidacy is to give disaffected Democrats an opportunity to register a protest against the President, to gently nudge him to the left.”

Nudge, Oklahoma. Nudge.

5 comments to Oklahoma Democrats Have A Super Option In Tomorrow’s Election

  • Charles Manning (manning120)

    Richardson, Stein, Anderson, even Johnson were so close in their positions that they could have been in a run-off or primary arrangement so that only one of them would have been on the ballot as an alternative to the two (really one) major parties. Sad. Won’t Stein (at least) be on the Oklahoma ballot too?

    • No, Jill Stein won’t be on the ballot. Neither will Rocky Anderson. There is no Green Party primary in Oklahoma. There is no Justice Party primary in Oklahoma.

      That’s why it’s good to have multiple liberal candidates at this point. Darcy Richardson is giving liberal voters an opportunity to make a statement at the ballot box that otherwise wouldn’t be there.

  • Stephen Kent Gray

    New Hampshire, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, West Virgina

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_presidential_primaries,_2012

    Only Democrats in the above states will have or had (New Hampshire) ballot alternatives to Barack Obama. Other states will probably allow write-ins.

    I’d vote for Randall Terry in the Democratic primary, if I wasn’t already planning on voting for Ron Paul in the Republican primary.

  • Stephen Kent Gray

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/7/obama-renomination-wont-be-unanimous/

    Randall Terry won one delegate from the Oklahoma primary!

    Four candidates other than Obama won a total of 43% of the vote in Oklahoma! That’s on average about 10.75% per candidate, but Randall Terry won 18% of the vote! That leaves 25% divided by the other three candidates who each failed to get 15% of the vote (the threshold for delegates), averaging 8.333…% each!

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