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February 22, 2010


Time for Another Party?

Former Sen. Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI), now running for governor in Rhode Island as an independent, writes in the New York Times that the country is ready for a third political party of centrists.

"It has happened before. In 1856, my former party ran a credible presidential campaign just two years after its founding. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln won the White House under that new Republican banner. If my friend Evan Bayh can walk away from the United States Senate and not look back, more power to him. But my guess is, he has a modern-day reprise of the Lincoln victory in mind."














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