I follow politics like sports, but though I’m registered as a Republican (for now), I kind of hate them. It seems a lot of Americans are becoming less party fans, meaning they root for the home party, right or wrong. Apparently 60% now believe that we need a third party:
Self-identified Democrats and Republicans were equally likely to see the need for a third partyâ€”49% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans said they saw the need for a third partyâ€”but a full 71% of Independents supported the idea of a third party.
Apparently it’s something even Democrats can agree on at this point. But what would such a third party look like? At this point, all I think it would take is a leader who could hawk the right brand of populism, and able to build a political organization behind him (or her). I am seriously starting to believe the extinction of one major party is possible, if the right conditions and the right person come along. That’s probably why the two major parties are doing what they can to use the apparatus of the state to protect themselves. That’s something they’ll start agreeing on real quick if this sentiment starts to take the form of an actual threat.
NOTE: We’re going to venture off topic a bit more because the new cycle on guns is so dry it’s getting difficult to blog only about second amendment topics. While 2A topics have always been the focus of this blog, I’ve traditionally covered politics on the side. We will return to that until gun news picks up a bit.