The Time May Be At Hand for a Third Party in American Politics
Hold on to your britches now, I’m not talking about some dude to mess up choice by taking votes away from a major candidate. We’ve seen enough of that and it’s served us badly.
But the fact remains that 40% or more of American voters are deeply unhappy with what’s on offer in the current two-party system. Many see no options but ‘choice by holding their nose.’ Centrist-right Democrats and centrist-left Republicans, desperate to hold their seats, keep bi-partisan government frozen in the headlights.
We are where we are, with no apparent way forward. The recent narrow loss by Republicans in the House is far more than simply a slight gain for Democrats. Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s voice is far from timid and the young voters who got her where she is are fed up with business as usual.
There’s something in the air and it smacks of a third party.