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If there were a surer way for Barack Obama to get a third term, you couldn't do better than for this idea to work. A third (or fourth or fifth) party is a great idea, don't get me wrong. People don't fit neatly into two categories. You know this if you've ever taken a poll, and had to answer "other" to most of the questions.
But you can't start a viable third party from starting with the big prize, the presidency. You need to start local, build it up. Make a name for it. Then, after it's a known quantity that isn't laughed at (I'm looking at you, Ralph Nader), then you go for the brass ring.
As it stands now, you have died-in-the-wool Democrats, and lock-step Republicans. The rest of us migrate to whichever is closest (or whichever is the opposite to the one we dispise). But most of us are not about to jump on some fly-by-night "who?" party. Not gonna happen. Many, many people have so much of their personal identity tied to their political affiliation, it's almost as inseperable as their sexual orientation.
So, go ahead, Newt--if that is your real name. Form a third party. Split that vote!
Newt Gingrich may be on to something.
He said last week at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri that if the Republican Party doesn’t get back to its small-government, limited-spending tradition, that there might well be a third-party movement in 2012. . .
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