View Poll Results: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

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  • The Libertarian Party

    51 61.45%
  • The Green Party

    13 15.66%
  • The Constitution Party

    3 3.61%
  • The Justice Party

    1 1.20%
  • Other (please specify)

    15 18.07%
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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anrch-Cptlst View Post
    A two party system is not apart of our tradition. If you look back in early history of past presidents, there were different parties other then Democrats and Republicans. The two parties now just have found a way to stay in office by constantly lying to people and making false promises. Yet year after year we keep voting them in. Why?
    Actually, the two party system is part of our tradition. While the names have changed over the years, no President has ever been elected that wasn't a member of one of the two major parties at the time except for George Washington. The Whigs are the forerunners of today's Republican party, and the Federalists are the ideological forerunners of the Whigs.

    For a time, there was even only one major party with different factions within it. The Whig and Democratic parties only started when Democratic-Republicans loyal to J Q Adams split from those loyal to Andrew Jackson. Jacksonians became "Democrats" and the Adams faction took the name "Whig." The Democrats are the same organization to this day. The Whigs split apart over the slavery issue in the 1850s, Northern Whigs regrouped as "Republicans," which is the GOP we have now.


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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    I say the Green Party though not in its current form. If it evolves into a true environmental movement, then it could pull in lots of people.

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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Any minor party to have a real chance would likely be a re-organization of the Reform Party, which brought us Ross Perot and eventually Jesse Ventura. But that party got taken over by Buchananites.

    Or, the Tea Party will succeed in cleansing RINOs from the Republican party, and moderate Republicans will regroup under a new banner.


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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    You didn't comprehend what the OP asked. The OP asked which of the minor parties has the greatest chance of becoming one of the major parties.
    Get off your high horse, mr holier than thou.

    Simple fact is, I found the conversation I was participating in to be more interesting than of what the OP asked.

    Also, your claim is refuted on the fact that you didn't bother to look at my vote.

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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Libertarian but what typically happens is there are factions that would identify with the non mainstream parties within the mainstream, hence Ron Paul, Rand Paul, etc.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Why do people say the libertarian party has a better chance of becoming a major party rather than the Green Party? I mean honestly you only hear about them equally as much.


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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why do people say the libertarian party has a better chance of becoming a major party rather than the Green Party? I mean honestly you only hear about them equally as much.
    Libertarian is the third largest right now. Also, imo the Green Party's focus on the environment is already something Dems do, just not to the same extent. Whereas the Libertarian party separates itself well from all other parties, for the most part.
    "Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."

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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    Libertarian is the third largest right now. Also, imo the Green Party's focus on the environment is already something Dems do, just not to the same extent. Whereas the Libertarian party separates itself well from all other parties, for the most part.
    The green party has over 300,000 members... Libertarian party has under 300,000 members. Also the Green Parties goals go beyond just the environment. Much more progressive and much more grassroots democracy.


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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The green party has over 300,000 members... Libertarian party has under 300,000 members. Also the Green Parties goals go beyond just the environment. Much more progressive and much more grassroots democracy.
    Yeah, but they aren't as good about getting public recognition, or having their philosophy and platforms talked about in the media.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What minor party has the best chance to become a major party?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, but they aren't as good about getting public recognition, or having their philosophy and platforms talked about in the media.
    Well when you have a party promoting that raising taxes on the richest is "class warfare" and "socialism" and you have a good chunk of the public believe that the media is probably going to cover that for rating sake and not for objective reporting sake.


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