Multiple political parties?

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Should there be more than two major political parties in the US?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2010.
  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. I don't have a clue.

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  1. Big Black Dog
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    By and large, this country is known mostly for having a two political party system. You're either a "D" or and "R" if you are seriously trying to get elected. Now and then, an "I" will slip in but it's not really the norm. Is this country ready for more than two major political parties? I think it would be a good thing. Multiple parties gives more choices in the election. That's my thinking. What say you? There's a simple poll...
     
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    multiple parties use to be the norm

    even in the 1920's you would find voting forms with 6-8 parties listed

    but the big two gobbled them up
     
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    Not under current design, no.
     
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    What, you mean the teaparty isn't really a party, it's just the right wing of the GOP?

    :eek:
     
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    I have a feeling that if there was a third party, the liberals would win every election.
     
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    We are past due for a THREE Tea Party system. :eusa_angel:
     
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    I disagree.
     
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    I would hope your right, Willow. My sense is that there would be a the conservatives and moderate conservatives that would split, leaving the liberals with a larger base. I would hope we had a fourth party to even things out.....in my world.
     
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    I think that if the majority of voters WANTED more than two major parties, we'd have them.
     
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    I think that you will see a 3rd party gain ground, eventually.. maybe it will fall back to 2 though, even if that means one of the current ones gets replaced... but I think strong independent candidates are key to shaking up the system
     

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