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A Third Party

JFP Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:18 AM
If the third party were named the Job Creation Party, then I don't see why it wouldn't pick up lots of young Democrats who are frustrated trying to get jobs these days. It would have no ties to what are perceived as misdeeds by Republican candidates (like outsourcing), nor would it have ties to the Greens, who are always favoring the environment over job creation. If it were marketed properly, it could cut deeply into the Democratic ranks.

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,...