Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sunday Polling

The vibe I get from people is that they're fed up with the GOP at the national level-- but they don't like the Democrats, much, either. This is all theoretical, of course, but I have a feeling that we may see another stab at a viable third party in 2008. So that begs the question:

Thinking ahead to the 2008 elections -- would you consider supporting the candidate of a national centrist 3rd party for president and/or Congress?
Yes, definitely
Yes, maybe
I don't know
No, probably not
No, definitely not
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So far, American third parties have been fringe parties. A studiously moderate third party would be very interesting, indeed, especially as the two major parties of the moment retreat from the center.

12 comments:

cgg said...

I'd love to see an actual centrist party. I wouldn't vote moderate but I think many Americans currently in the middle need a voice.

It would only work if we had run off elections or preferencial voting though.

Anonymous said...

It might work if the Dems nominated someone to Hillary's left and the Republicans responded by not nominating Giuliani, McCain or Romney.....then the center would be wide enough and the major party candidates weak enough for a critical mass to develop.

ProgCT said...

Depends if centrist means "pro-war" and "pro-torture" or not.

Anonymous said...

If you're asking if there may be a viable third party candidate in 2008 the answer is yes.

If you're suggesting a third party to emerge from that candidacy or the candidate to win the answer is not a chance.

Genghis Conn said...

Hmm. Right now is the wrong time to ask this question. I'll ask it again in October of 2007. We'll see where we are then.

Anonymous said...

I suppose their chance would improve if the Democrat was "pro-defeat"

Wolcottboy said...

If the 3rd party took some issues from both sides? Absoultely! Why don't we have candidates like that now? The challenge is to find backers who would be willing to support such a variety of candidates and issues.

Anonymous said...

As long as the Republicans remain a 'stay on course to lose' party, they will continue to diminish on the national stage.

Anonymous said...

From Phil Maymin's website:

http://www.lpwa.org/includes/resources/LeftvsRight.pdf

Why not?

Billy said...

hahaha, the Republicans can seemingly do worse and worse and worse and people STILL wont elect democrats hahaha....

Bobby McGee said...

There will be a third party if Democrats lose in November.

Blue Turned Red said...

I'd love to see a McCain/Lieberman ticket in 08. The time has come for a new way...a third way.