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.