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A Third Party

Blair31 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:28 PM
Let's start a third party. Let it come from current conservative Republicans and Democrats. It should be devoted to the idea of federalism. Call it the Federalist Party.

During the Q & A section of my speech to the Chamber group here last night, someone asked what I thought about the concept of a third party to counter the influence of the right wing of the Republican Party.

If there were a true independent third party in the U.S. House and Senate of, say, 10 percent of the membership that would mean 43 Members in the House and 10 Senators.

It is unlikely that either Republicans or Democrats would have enough votes to organize either Chamber without the buy-in of the independents.

Or, put another way,...