Third-Party Pipe Dreams

I saw a Facebook post that argued that all the presidents on Mount Rushmore were third party guys. This can hardly be true for George Washington who had no party affiliation. Political parties were in their infancy when Thomas Jefferson was elected. It seems a new party was being started every election cycle. Jefferson belonged to the Democratic-Republican Party that he organized along with James Madison in 1791. It stood in opposition to the Federalist Party and dominated American politics from Read more […]

Developing a Long-Term Post-Election Strategy

The election’s over. Now what do we do? What will be the strategy of the non-voters? They will complain, harp, criticize, and bloviate how they are not responsible for the way the election turned out. They will continue to be irrelevant for the next four years. How about the anti-Romney non-voters who didn’t vote because Romney was not good enough and he is “no different from Obama”? Will they work to change the GOP? No. Will they offer an alternative that has a chance of winning? No. Read more […]