Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip.
(excerpt from) The Hill‘s Congress Blog
The Big Question: Will we see the rise of a viable third party? by Mary Ann Dreas, Sydelle Moore and Tony Romm
November 5, 2009
Some of the nation’s top political commentators, legislators and intellectuals offer some insight into the biggest question burning up the blogosphere today.
Independents and third parties have been playing a bigger role in recent elections. With poll numbers for both parties on the decline, is there a real opening for independent/third party candidates?
Some of the people who answered the question include: Pollster John Zogby; Congressman Ron Paul; The Executive Director of FairVote; and The Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute.
Congressman Steve Lynch is quoted as answering, “…If you just look at the recent elections, you see that wherever the independent vote shifts, the balance of victory shifts–that’s the critical difference. I think it will be a challenge for Democrats to be in a leadership position yet retain support of independent voters that really gave us the huge majority in the Presidential election of 2008.”