Dobbs claims to be “reaching out” to Latino groups, but put him on a ticket and his campaign would look like the Alamo. Hispanics would come out in droves to defeat the friend of Minutemen, the blithe, birther-agnostic idiot who now denies ever saying that undocumented immigrants are bringing leprosy to the US.
Glenn Beck is also making big third party noises. He's having, he says, a series of “conventions” next summer to educate us using those cryptic white papers with all the big words he can pay somebody to write for him.
The carnival that is Sarah Palin is up on the same horse. She and Beck are scrambling for ownership of the tea-baggers who are already split into at least two fractious factions.
The White House must be gleeful.
While we view the anger of the right as a serious development, the third party impulse could marginalize them even faster than nominating a Lou Dobbs, Sarah Palin, or a Glen Beck for anything.
We love the 2-party system only because, it’s what is, and it ain’t going to change. That’s more than conventional wisdom, it’s as near to a political truism as you can get. (We do love to shit in the hat of conventional wisdom, because conventionality is boring; but at the end of most days… it’s wisdom).Never successful nationally or presidentially, third party jousts at the good order (at least in recent decades) help Democrats. Think Ross Perot, Al Franken, Pat Buchanan, and NY-23.