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A Third Party

DHE Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 7:19 AM
and also from Know-Nothings. It lost in 1856, but one in 1860 and then for a long time thereafter. Should we throw out the good for the perfect?

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,...