Is the two party system disintegrating?

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Is the two party system disintegrating?

Postby Ddrak » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:35 am

I see the GOP massively tying itself in knots because Trump is really, really NOT the person they wanted and populism is NOT the direction anyone really wants to go. The Democrats have a similar problem, but to a much lesser extent as Hillary is an insider so generally accepted but she's still very much on the populist bandwagon as opposed to Sanders (and others).

Is there a real chance for a GOP disintegration forming a legitimate party with a Democratic splinter group, and forcing a chaotic three party race for a few cycles, or will we see both parties reform around different battle lines when the dust settles in a few cycles time?

In my mind, this is Hillary's election to lose now, but the power players from both sides will be looking strongly at control in the future. Populism is too chaotic to control...

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Re: Is the two party system disintegrating?

Postby Kulaf » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:23 pm

Well if you want to stand a chance of "winning", then the two party system is alive and well. It's not like we have a parliamentary system where you can still win by "losing."
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Re: Is the two party system disintegrating?

Postby Fallakin Kuvari » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:20 pm

If it is or not will really be decided in November. If a third party pulls more than 20% in the vote, it's possible you could be seeing the beginning of the end.

Personally I'm not voting for any of these jackasses (Gary Johnson included).
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Re: Is the two party system disintegrating?

Postby Kulaf » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:24 pm

No you won't, because unless the Democrats and Republicans move MUCH farther left and right respectively necessitating the formation of a moderate party, only the Democrats or Republican candidates will win (depending on which party fractures).
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