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  •  VERY thought-provoking even it took no effort (6+ / 0-)

    I find this piece very insightful. I hadn't quite looked at it this way, but I think you've artfully described the banality of all the simplistic essays about a third way. Matt Miller's columns promoting Americans Select are a prime example of this, although they hold out the promise of "evidence", with online polls.

    For me, the real failing of this idea of "tri-partisanship" is pointed up by the problems caused by the GOP in the Congress over the last three years. If a President with a majority in one or even both houses can't make real headway, why would it make sense to choose a President who would lack support in either party? Multiple parties can make sense in a Parliamentary system, where the leader commands the support of the majority of the representatives.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 09:47:20 AM PST

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