Democrat, GOP Duopoly

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    Democrat, GOP stranglehold stifles third party candidates | ScrippsNews
     
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    Can't improve on that. I like how hard the media is working to uncover the economic culprits too. Don't tell me they don't know who is running this railroad. We're so screwed.
    Third parties might impress me if they weren't all fighting for the same piece of pie.
     
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    If they weren't all going for the Presidency you'd support them? :confused:
     
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    America will break up before the Democrat-Republican duopoly will.
     
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    yes--if they would unite to destroy the dupoloy I would support them.
     
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    The problem is that there are fundamental differences between, say, Ralph Nader and Bob Barr. How could they be in the same party?
     
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    They are more interested in personal advancement than the good of he country. It's almost as if they provide several different release points for all the anger to bleed out of. I really hoped Hillary was going third party this year but apparently she's in too deep too.
     
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    They couldn't. That's a main problem with 3rd parties. Not enough support nationwide. Face it, Americans are programmed from birth that there are two political parties. The last 3rd party to win, IRCC, was Abraham Lincoln.

    Then you get Kucinich on one side and Paul on the other both claiming to be Libertarians, and end up with Bob Barr on the ticket.

    There's no concerted grassroots efforts put forth until the last minute by 3rd parties.

    Even if a 3rd party won, Congress would just emasculate the Executive Branch. Look at Jimmy Carter. he wasn't even 3rd party, just a Washington outsider and his own party turned on him.
     
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    I guess we disagree on that one.
     

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