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originally posted by: Meduzi
a reply to: LOSTinAMERICA
It seems that the long-standing bi-party problem is changing here in the UK. We currently have a coalition, and it's certainly worked well, even if the party heads despise each other. Better they turn on themselves, than turn on us. Now it's looking like we'll soon have a new coalition. Before this, it was all, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right... like a bleedin' marching band.
I like Obama for trying to end the nightmare of foreign intervention (often based on poor/no intelligence) as inevitably, the UK becomes sucked in. We're less safe now as a result of that knee-jerk adventurism.
A good US independent is so unlikely, as you state. I'll assume that it's greatly due to the vast amount of money needed to support a campaign, let along the war that the Rep/Dem parties would have bestowed upon them.
I quite liked Ross Perot. He was short and boring, but knew exactly what he was talking about. He certainly had the economic crises pegged. I remember his boards and charts, explaining how tenuous the financial system was. He must have spent a fortune on that campaign.