CBS News interviewed Independent New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett on their on-line “Washington Unplugged” web show. The interview conducted by Nancy Cordes focused on two main topics, can Daggett win and should people vote for Daggett.
When Cordes asked Daggett if a vote for him is a wasted voted Daggett responded, “The only wasted vote this year, is a vote for politics as usual.” Again questioned if Daggett could be a “spoiler” for the Republican Chris Christie Daggett said, “The only thing I’m going to spoil is the election night party of my opponents, because I’m going to win…”
Cordes also wanted to know if Daggett believes there is a now a serious third party movement growing in the United States. Daggett said he see signs of a viable third party, but what he really sees is an “independent wave” around the country of people not happy with Democrats and Republicans, but not necessary a single third-party option forming or growing to prominence.
One more note. Nancy Cordes was talking about other third party or independents that have won gubernatorial elections. Cordes mention Wisconsin Governor Jesse Ventura. Ventura was Minnesota’s Governor, not Wisconsin’s.