The (Grand Old) Party's Over

When such luminaries as George Will, Peggy Noonan and Pat Buchanan give up on the GOP, it's all over but the shouting. Ms. Noonan makes some excellent points concerning the sorry state of the bi-factional ruling party.

The need for a strong third party was known even before the Libertarian Party was founded in 1971. The differences amonth the minor parties are far less than the differences between them and the Republicrats. As far back as 2000, The Old Sarge sent an e-mail to the contacts listed for several of the minor parties, suggesting that they settle their differences and make common cause against the other two. It is most unfortunate that nothing ever came of it.

If the Libertarians could ever get rid of the anarchists and whackos and draft someone like Ron Paul (again!), there's a strong possibility they could take the White House. However, the White House is not where the power is, nor is it where a third party could make the biggest and best difference. If a third party could capture just 10% of the seats in Congress, they could have a major impact. (How many votes in Congress are decided by a margin of less than 10%?)

Ross Perot showd in '92 that it can be done. The current mess shows that it be must done.



At 9:57 AM, June 03, 2006, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

Instead of standing on the skyward-jutting stern of the unsinkable GOP liner as the lights go out and she starts to slip below the icy water of globalist leftism, it's time to get overboard...on anything that'll float.
I bailed out when "Campaign Finance Reform" started squelching free speech and have never looked back and have been clinging to this Libertarian cargo crate in hope of rescue, but it's sinking too, and that water's awful God%$#@ed COLD!
Let's hope we're not all drawn down by the undercurrent.


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