Friday, October 18, 2013

Third Party?

Organizing a third party is extremely difficult, but support for it has never been higher. Gallup reports that opinion has moved from an already high 55 percent of the public that believed a third party is necessary in 2012 to 60 percent in today’s gridlock and shutdown.

A third party can be organized à la Ross Perot and Ralph Nader, but requires:
  • A nationwide effort to become legally qualified at the state level
  • More than a billion dollars, the most recent expenditure level of a presidential campaign
  • A charismatic personality to capture public attention
Expect to see America’s surfeit of billionaires begin to think about being in the White House as the occupant, not just a regular guest.

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