"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
Maybe you can get it this way. Let's say I like to give the iPod touch out as a gift, and I give a lot of gifts. Let's also say there are only two places I can buy from. One place takes my order for the iPod touch and six times out of ten ships me an iPod nano instead. The other place only sells the Zune.
Place one is the majors, place two represents third parties. With the third parties it doesn't matter if they do keep their campaign promises because it's not what we wanted in the first place. At least the others folks know what we want, even if they don't deliver much.
Sorry, don't know what to tell you. You must like the status quo then is all I can think of.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius