Christina Tobin


Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair of The Free and Equal Elections Foundation, discusses the U.S. agreement with Costa Rica that allows 7,000 Marines to expand the War on Drugs in Central America, U.S. economic pressures that are forcing Costa Ricans to get on board with big agribusiness and abandon any ideas about marijuana legalization and how reformed election laws will help put and end to the two party duopoly in the U.S.

MP3 here. (10:39)

Christina is Founder and Chair of The Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public-policy and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the rights of the politically marginalized and disenfranchised, particularly those of third party and Independent voters and candidates. She is also CEO of Free and Equal, Inc., a ballot access consulting and petitioning firm.

Christina is a 2010 candidate for Secretary of State in California.

7 thoughts on “Christina Tobin”

  1. Costa Rica is one of the few places US military personnel are safe, including in the USA. Nicaragua has the best value in prostitutes, perhaps on earth. Costa Rica has perhaps the largest population of US military veterans and other American retirees on earth.

    See [The Go-Go's – Vacation] on YouTube.

  2. What a strange interview. It sounded like she went up to a guy's wife after he'd been sentenced to 5 years in prison and asked if she thought proportional representation was a good idea. She also laughed a lot in weird places, which isn't a bad thing.

  3. Let them have the place.. It has become vastly over rated, AND it's expensive.. Only cocaine was a good value the last time I was there… It was probably a little safer than most places with a similar economic political situation, but these places with vast income disparities can become dangerous overnight, and the Government DOES NOT post signs warning the tourists to avoid the dark end of the streets.. Costa Rica for reasons beyond understanding, [perhaps it's European connections] has become an "exotic" destination for people who don't and haven't really traveled much or at all.. few months ago a cousin of mine called me out of the blue to ask me about CR. She told me she was thinking of selling her home in Pennsylvania and moving to Costa Rica.. She has NEVER been out of the U.S. in her 60 years and speaks ZERO Spanish or other languages.. I told her that my friend who was raised in Spain that lives there and is married to a Costa Rican PAYS a watchman armed with a shotgun to stand outside his humble abode EVERY NIGHT for twenty years.. In Brazil it would be 24 hours a day!!

    P.S., the food is the most unremarkable of any in my [over forty countries] of travel! Berger King and Kentucky fried chicken were prominent.. Try some other destination, there are so many of these Spanish Colonial Satrapies. Ecuador and Nicaragua come to mind.

    1. Costa Rica has European standards of health care, sanitation, and water. They have a real police force, and judicial system. Your friend in Pennsylvania is probably fleeing high health care costs. Inequality in Penn is probably higher than Costa Rica. As far as cheap exotica, that is not Costa Rica, I agree. But it is a very small country and like many of Americas retired heroes have discovered you can take a bus to Nicaragua any time you want some cheap …

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