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  •  Might not. But I doubt the electorate is very (0+ / 0-)

    thrilled with any of the establishment at this point, and a majority of Americans -- Republican and Democrats -- would love to stick a thumb in the eye of their party leaders.


    "Whatever you do, don't mention The War." Basil Fawlty, while mentally impaired.

    by Jim P on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 09:21:10 PM PDT

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    •  I repeat: it isn't going to happen (0+ / 0-)

      Third parties do not work in America.  The last time any of them had any effect on the outcome of an election was eleven years ago, and the result was George W. Bush.  

      •  I repeat: in the last 20 years two elections (0+ / 0-)

        were affected by third party candidates. Remember Perot as well. The result was Bill Clinton.

        And I repeat, anywhere from 2/3rds to higher of Americans have polled as being extremely displeased with both parties. Both Republicans and Democrats have polled with MAJORITIES wishing they had a choice, and this repeatedly in the last three years.

        Your prediction is based on your wish, not what happens in American politics, nor the record.


        "Whatever you do, don't mention The War." Basil Fawlty, while mentally impaired.

        by Jim P on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 05:42:50 PM PDT

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        •  Go read some history (0+ / 0-)

          Third parties coalesce for a few years, influence one or two elections at best, and then disappear.  

          As for wishful thinking, I'm not the one advocating something unlikely.  

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