A New Independent Party Emerges

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    I hear they're looking for a taxi so they can caucus in the back seat....
     
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    Every group has to start somewhere. At least you'll get forthright discussion, not the demagoguery, grandstanding and obfuscation that usually comes out of both major parties. They have a good man at the helm too.
     
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    This was tried in 2007 ( http://unity08.com/ ) but it couldn't get off the ground because there was no centralized organization directing campagn contributions. And without money, big money, a new party cannot support new candidates. Maybe this one will have better luck.
     
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    You can't start a party from the top, You have to build it from the ground up. Run candidates in local elections, then state government....eventually building to House and Senate seats. Once you have built that political base...then you run somebody for President
     
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    This explanation almost sounds like the Tea Baggers. Where did they fall off the tracks?

    the New American Tea Bag Party: Tax Protest for Busy People
     
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    The Tea Baggers had the right idea....until they became stooges of Fox News and the GOP
     
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    IMHO, their other problem is NO coordination.
     
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    That unity08 party from what I saw was nothing more than mainstream/moderate Republicans and Democrats wanting to get along and work together. Nothing wrong with that, but I didn't see a whole lot of revolutionary fervor there. We need REFORMS.
    Thanks for the heads up on their fundraising problems though. That is critical for any party/individual seeking to win at the federal level. If you can't compete moneywise with the big boys you don't really have much of a chance at that level.
     
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    Rightwinger has it right with respect to the Tea Baggers----basically a new format/image GOP.

    Also agree with your assessment of building a party from the bottom up. This is one constructive criticism I've made known to the NAIP. They seem mostly focused on fielding a 2012 Presidential candidate and a good many of the past candidates have also sought this office. BIG MISTAKE. Start running for local and state positions. You have a lot more crediblity behind you when you can notch some election victories.
     
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