Too bad it's so hard to get a viable third party
by Roger NC - 3/17/13 7:16 AM
In Reply to: There is just as much by TONI H
Third parties in more recent US history have been basically splinter groups, mostly radically different from an difinition of mainstream beliefs.
Or they have been small subsets of a party, that hold to a narrow difference as being critical enough to separate. They normally end up voting for the Republican or Democratic candidate in a close race to avoid "wasting their vote" and letting the candidate they disagree with most win.
I'd love to see a real moderate party in the US, I think it could end up attracting a third of both Republicans and Democrats.
Unfortunately, moderate is bland and only extemeism makes nice sound bites. The stronger the view, or more emotional the response to a view, the easier it is to raise huge donations. So fanaticism is easier to campaign than reasonablity.
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