Patroon at Conservative Heritage Times:
There was interesting story which popped up over at IPR (Independent Political Report) last week about a former Libertarian Party committeeman in Wyoming who has broken away from the national LP and, with a few like minded fellows, started his own party which is known simply as the Country Party.
It will be interesting to see if this new party works for this reason: Continued weakness on the part of the Democrats in states with large white middle and working class and a small base of post-graduate, college educated voters. In other words, states like Wyoming simply don’t have a strong base for a vibrant Democratic Party other than as a protest vehicle every so often against Republican arrogance. So to avoid Wyoming from becoming another, say Tunisia or Egypt, for example, a new party is needed which breaks from the unpopular labels of current non-major parties, can tap into a large pool of disaffected independent or soft-partisan voters with a few basic principals all can support. If it works, you could see this spread to other “red” states where the Democrats are virtually non-existent.
Gretchen Wilson – I’m here for the party:
Note from Paulie: Party organizer Don Wills made clear in IPR comments that “Country Party” is a provisional name and is subject to change.