NY Times invites letters regarding the necessity of a third party in the United States

Every week the New York Times prints one letter under the heading “Invitation to a Dialogue,” and then prints responses to it in the Sunday paper.  This week, the letter is calling for a “centrist” third party in America.  Any interested readers should write in to the Times.

A centrist third party could prosper in today’s political environment and end the stalemate in Washington. There is a large body of moderate Republicans, disaffected Democrats and dissatisfied independents looking for the kind of political home that this party could provide. Unhappiness with the political options now available to Americans will sooner or later translate into a groundswell for alternatives.

The full letter.

5 thoughts on “NY Times invites letters regarding the necessity of a third party in the United States

  1. Kleptocracy And You

    {Why do} “300 million Americans have {only} 2 choices for president? Can you
    imagine having 2 colors to pick for your car? Red or Blue. No silver, or black w/ chrome rims. No racing yellow or
    hunter green. Nope – 2 colors, red or blue. The 2 party system has failed us. Our corrupt corporate propaganda media
    has failed us. You cannot? give 300 million people 2 choices & expect change. They feign fighting on TV while they sleep
    together at night. We need a 3rd, 4th, 5th choice to fairly represent us” -shwantz2 on youtube

    Shwantz2 pretty well got it right! We need 5 AT LEAST…….

  2. Libertarian Joe

    It’s a good thing I believe in the non-aggression principle, because I’d be very tempted to smack someone who suggested that there shoud be another political party in the US. Either they’re vain like the “Rent Is Too Damn High” guy, or they’re too ignorant of politics, in which case they shouldn’t be voting.

    We have so many parties in this country that anyone should find a party they agree with at least 85% of the time. If anything, there should be a consolidation of parties. Yeah, it’s pretty bad that there are literally more communist parties in this country than fingers on the human hand.

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  4. John Billingsley

    ^^^
    Too polarizing, the only reason Nader did well was because he was well known, and he didn’t promote the Green’s zaniness.

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