October 22, 2013


Will Independents Jolt the Two-Party System?

Joe Klein: "I've been skeptical about 3rd parties in the past. The best of them -- the Populists, Ross Perot (at least when it came to budgetary matters) -- tend to have their hot ideas co-opted by the Democrats or Republicans. That may still be true...although we've seen everything else in society fragmented, niched and marketized."

"It may be that we won't see a Third Party, but a rash of Independents breaking out across the country in 2014.... We've been doing this two-candidate thing for a long time, but we've reached a point of paralysis-a very un-American state of being-and something is going to come along and shock the system back to life."










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