Sunday, July 24, 2011

Even the Mainstream Types Are Talking About a New Party

[This was written for comments on this post over at Economists View. It didn't run, for whatever reason. So here it is.]

I think a new party could move in on the Democrats from the left, and reduce the Republicans to third party status. The Democratic Party has managed to alienate both women and young people so a new party would have a natural constituency.

Progressives could also pursue electoral and legislative reforms that would make third parties possible: instant runoff or range voting and proportional representation.

I've been writing about this for years, search link 1, search link 2.

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