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  •  Green party or whatever (3+ / 0-)
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    corvo, Shahryar, Thomas Twinnings

    I think that it is more than time that we got a viable THIRD party so that we can move this beyond choice A or B and part and parcel of the party platform ought to include getting the financial incentive of buying power out of the system.

    •  how do we get a "viable" third party? (3+ / 0-)

      the only way I can see is if current politicians break with their own parties...Feingold, Dean, other Dems, some Republicans, perhaps celebs (like Franken or Rob Reiner) so that it's a real movement rather than an independent bid a la Perot.

      I doubt the politicians would have enough nerve.

      •  One candidate at a time in a vulnerable election (0+ / 0-)

        Somewhere that the Dems and Reps all suck to the voters.

        You can't support the Constitution and the GOP at the same time!

        by Arsenic on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 04:23:50 PM PDT

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        •  then it's an independent (1+ / 0-)
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          and not a third party. I'd love to see a group of people dedicated to gaining control of the government through nationwide elections. One at a time will take forever...but if that's the best we can do that's at least better than what we've got.

          •  You have to start somewhere (0+ / 0-)

            After the first election, call your self a party and share resources.

            Have two elections, grow by attraction rather than promotion and you are more likely to get the 'right' people.  

            You can't support the Constitution and the GOP at the same time!

            by Arsenic on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 05:33:32 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps some here can form a "committee" (1+ / 0-)
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      which recommends genuine Democrats.  The committee can morph into a political party when it starts collecting money and fielding candidates.  The only real "problem" is that this will take a lot of time - and some leadership.  But the endorsements have a quick payoff.

      ...there was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask... - Joseph Heller

      by Thomas Twinnings on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 07:01:46 PM PDT

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