The Rise of the Third Party
I have long criticized the calls of many disaffected conservatives for a third party and I maintain that position. The closest I have come to calling for a third party is to encourage tea party activists to take over the GOP from within. External third parties are not, in my mind, a solution to anything, but a great enabler of Democrats. Notwithstanding my opinion, I | Read More »
Third Parties, Third Ways, the Tea Party, and the GOP
“If the Republican Party does not perceive and understand that it is under threat from within by its own base, it will continue surrendering when it should be fighting.” This morning I wrote, “If the Republican Party will not aggressively fight for real cuts and real reform in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, if at all, it very much will be time for a | Read More »
Kirk makes it three in a row
The Illinois Senate race keeps going back and forth. Republican Mark Kirk led a while, then Democrat Alexi Giannoulias took it back, but now having won three consecutive polls including PPP’s latest, it seems that Kirk is definitely on top again. It’s so close though that the polling of third party candidates is a serious issue. It may not matter in the end, though.