Sunday, June 11, 2006

NATIONAL: The Dems, the Repubs, and the independents - will there be a Third Party?

From the Huffington Post:
Russell Shaw: For Hillary, *Everything* Is A Political Calculation
On Wednesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton released a new guide for parents. The guide gives parents tips on how to keep their kids safe online, ensure the video games they play and the tv they watch are appropriate.
The fact that there's games, content and tv shows that are inappropriate for children is not in dispute. But to me, the timing of this report's release- and the reasons she released this report- should not be in dispute either.
That's because from her marriage to her support for the Iraq war to this latest do-goodism, Hillary has always been about political calculation....

From the American Thinker:
A McCain and even more so a Giuliani would make it much harder for the Democratic nominee in 2008 to compete for the center and independent voters.... [more]

From the Ventura County Star:
First, partisanship is now the single driving force for both the Democrats and Republicans.... this is not a new call — the time is ripe for a new, legitimate third party. We are a nation of almost 300 million people equipped with the Internet and new media to build awareness, organize volunteers and raise all-important campaign donations. We have the tools to back up demands that our political leaders must heed our voices. If the Republican and Democratic parties won't respond, we'll find someone or some party who will.
It is easy to see a third party rising from the center: conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans who already feel they are no longer represented by their parties; and Independents and the decline-to-state, who already have detached from the traditional two-party system. ...[

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