It's Third Party Season! With the 2018 mid-terms and 2020 presidential elections far enough in the future that candidates are not yet locked in, third party hopes spring eternal in the centrist breast. A hope that there just might be a viable alternative to the usual Republican and Democratic choices they find so disheartening. A hope that it might be different this time. And you know what? It just might be ...
Thesis: In the United States, third parties always fail. But, on rare occasions in our history, with the right conditions, a New Party can successfully gut, destroy and replace one of the two major parties. This could be that time.
Here are two steps necessary to make a New Party a Major Party:
Step One: Do not call your New Party a "Third Party." Calling it a "Third Party" guarantees failure.
History tells us that U.S. Third Parties always fail. Meaning they:
Do not fulfill the political objectives of their supporters.