Mathematics suggests that a two party political system should be twice as good as a one party system. The reality is multiplication. One times one = two. A couple, dancing as one. Republicrats and Democans in a blurring identity crisis.
The disenfranchised sit out this dance and pray for miracles. We ignore a simple and obvious political solution and exit from two party merry- go- round. Let disenfranchised vote for no other than third party candidates for next twenty years, or however long it takes to be rid of this two party abomination.
How many of today's Democrats and Republicans would be so if they believed any third party candidate had a near equal chance of election? Instead of using political gangs or machines to dominate world with ideas that belong to a bloody past, why not try to get most reasonable, intelligent and ethical leadership from all these relatively unknown and unadvertised political parties? The fact that third parties and their platforms are relatively obscure, is proof of a woefully ignorant electorate that will continue to choose perceived lesser of two evils when good is a clear option.
Why isn't Public Broadcasting Corporation telling public about third party options for meaningful politics? Is this waiting for full implementation of multi- channel programming by this corporation? Perhaps there are no plans by any popular media organizations/corporations to support multi-party, multi-dimensional politics. Is Master plan two dimensional politics forever?
Any Democrat or Republican candidate for office who cannot defend and debate merits of third party platforms and planks are not fit to hold public office. Their knowledge is proven too specialized to be trusted with many decisions. Members of third parties should be asking two party candidates where they stand on third party issues. In California's recent recall election, I think Green Party candidate had best of published ideas. Yet "progressive" California voters still dance to two party tune. If California indicates where we are headed in national politics, we've been there for two centuries. Where is progress?
Any public debates that take place without representatives of many third parties ought to be ignored. Always remember that a two party debate is worth less and quite often, worthless as well. If it is wisdom to know your enemy, it is wisdom to know all candidates, in event they are elected only to then become your enemy. Two party dancers know only what is being promised, they know very few candidates very well. If I am voting, I owe it to you and me to choose best possible candidate for a job, regardless of political party. If my vote counts in end, I vote not for me but for us. I faithfully discharge a social obligation in total seriousness. I do not speculate on all possible outcomes of my choices, whether or not my BEST choices succeed in THIS PARTICULAR election. I must truly encourage their persistence if we are to make any positive changes in body politic.