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A Third Party

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:24 AM
Would also add... If the Electoral Vote was allocated proportional to the vote, Obama still would have won with 272 votes, Romney 258 and the Third Party candidate with 8 votes. The Presidency is a powerful office; however the real power is "We the People" through the Congress. The problem is Congress has allowed the Presidency and the Judiciary too assume powers beyond the stated Constitutional limits; just as the States have allowed Congress to assume powers beyond the stated Constitutional limits. We the people must correct this; else we shall continue to reap the consequences.

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,...