[Politics] Evan Bayh Predicts Third Party Rise

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    Even Bayh Predicts Third Party

    Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who announced he would retire from his U.S. Senate seat at the end of his term, is already looking into his 2012 election crystal ball and what he sees is the potential for a third-party candidate to win the presidency.

    In an interview with Charlie Rose, Bayh took pains to emphasize his support for President Obama's re-election, but said disarray within both political parties has created an opening for a third-party contender. Bayh called it "a Ross Perot Moment" -- a sentiment that has been echoed recently by New York Times columnist David Brooks.
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    I'm inclined to agree with him on this. Moderate voters haven't forgotten the Bush/DeLay/Frist era that led to a massive "Throw the Bums Out" moment and gave us the Obama/Pelosi/Reid fiasco.

    Now that things are falling apart for the Democrats, moderates are left with the choice of sticking with a failing ticket, or going back to proven failures. If a third party could get it together, this could be the moment...
     
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    It's not going to happen. The history of the USA is two-party hate fest, it's just the way it is. It amuses me when politicians (of all people) act shocked by divided government
     
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    A third party cannot be from the top down, it would have to win house and senate seats first, maybe win some state and governor races before a presidential win is viable.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY 100% CORRECT! Anyone who knows the FIRST THING about polotics knows the TRUTH in the quoted post.
     
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    Buh-Bayh is wrong... Again...
     
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    Yeah. Its too bad too that we're still stuck with the Whigs.....

    Serious note: It is a two party system. However, there are transition periods where one party dies off and forms the seed for a new party. We could be in that period here.

    For a third party to really and truly take hold, it would have to win not only the Presidency, but also some other seats as well. However, I think that in 2012 we're going to see an environment where a third party could make a real push at all levels. If this hypothetical party is serious about the job, it won't just be a Presidential candidate.
     
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    Don't rain on my parade, guys. I'm enjoying the fantasy of a non-partisan POTUS and the senate running around like headless chickens in blind panic. Damn, that would be fun!
     
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    CC don't hold your breath.
     
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    Who will Bayh pick as VP to run against Obama in 2012?
     
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    I agree.
     

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