Discontent Is Never Enough
There has never been a better time for a third party to emerge. But a new party needs an issue to drive it.
I set out to write this new effort to launch a third party and then, a few hundred words in, I started putting out a cigar on my face just to remind myself I’m alive. So, I’m starting over.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d be delighted to see a third party emerge that could send either the GOP or the Democrats the way of the Whigs. It’s just that the topic has been so exhaustingly chewed-over you could drink it with a straw. So let me at least try to come at it from a different angle.
First, I do think that conditions have not been better in my lifetime for a third party to emerge.
Think of it like a man with three buttocks. No, wait, don’t do that.
Think of it like our national forests, where bears continue to defecate with libertarian impunity. We’ve spent a century suppressing natural fires to the point that there’s an enormous amount of fuel lying around, making a much bigger fire inevitable.