posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by Misoir
I would say the two major parties are well established in DC and have been so for decades that they will always well outpace the small parties in
funding, in exposure. That being said the American people take the bulk of the blame. There is nothing
stopping an individual from voting third
party. it is a shame we are so influenced by what is being displayed on the TV, through the media, we never pay attention to the options out there.
Most of us need the parties to present themselves to us, we need the options given, we never go out there to look for the options and that is just a
fact. I would also go further to argue that there is yet to be a 'strong' third party candidate to vote for.
In anycase while I think both of the major parties are well established, I doubt a third party in power would make much difference. Truth is after
some time being in power that third party will just get as bloated and corrupted as the last two parties. I think a significant part of the problem is
that the american people don't venture out beyond two parties, but I do believe the bulk of the problem lies with the system itself. Truth is we can
complain about lobbyists but our laws allow them to freely petition the government. We complain about special interests but our laws allow
corporations to donate unlimited sums of money to our representitives. Its a system like this that allows for a firm established elite in DC.