Thursday, March 15, 2012

Party Time!

If ever there was a need for a third party it is now.  Every election cycle brings up the topic.  Some attempts are being made like American's Elect and the Modern Whigs.  I don't think the country has time to go through the Americans Elect process and the Whigs don't seem to have the support on local levels that they need.

So why bother?  Consider the Republican field.  Actually that says it all.  They all want to be President, that's for sure, but why?

Newt has such a dislike for Romney he's staying in the race strictly to deny Romney the necessary delegates before the convention.  That's not a reason to vote for Gingrich!

Santorum insulted the Puerto Ricans today by telling them that in order to become a state they'd have to declare English their only official language.  Strange.  There is no federal law with that as mandate!   Do you think maybe a presidential contender would know that?

Watching this ludicrous primary season is getting more and more painful. As Hub often says, "Out of 300,000,000 people, is this really the best we can do?"

 I've had a thought about how to get a successful third party going.  Instead of leaving politics out of frustration as are many of the moderates, perhaps they should take a page from Michele Bachmann's playbook.  Form a moderate caucus like she did with the tea party supporters.  Look at how the movement grew.  Since many of their ideals mesh with the christian conservatives and since all the candidates are claiming to be conservative, leave the Republican party to them.

Form a coalition of moderates and become spoilers for both the far left and far right, but do it from within.  Let it trickle down from the top where the power is.  It would have a far greater chance of success than the efforts of the voters who are unknown, unorganized and without clout.  Just a thought.  Another brilliant Dogwalk solution!

Well, that's my thought for the day.  My brain is drained.  Self interest rules at all ends of the spectrum.  I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings.  How many more people will be slaughtered in Syria?  How long before Karzai physically removes us from his country?  Which government subsidized green company will fail next?  Between Limbaugh, Mahr, Shultz and Matthews, whose statements will be the most coarse and bazaar?

Only a week to go before some down time.  I'll make it. I think.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Oh, dear Lord, please tell me Santorum didn't actually say that...Whatwith his impressive showing, this wasn't the time to "open mouth and insert foot"--dang!