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Will we EVER see an Independent Party President elected ?


Mickalino

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There seems to be more and more people fed up with both of the major parties.

How long will it take before the majority of these people finally abandon their parties, and accumulate enough support for an Independent candidate to be elected to POTUS ?

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Joke right?

I think there is a greater chance of an Athiest president (admittedly Athiest) than and independant one.

It would be more likely to have one of the two parties form into another party and then elect a president than an independant.

Example: Republican party becoming the Libertarian party. Kinda like how they did it back on the old days.

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there won't be an independent President. But there could be a new party. The Republican brand name is in crisis. There have been three special elections since the last 2006 election all for what were safe republican seats. A Missippi distric which went 16% margin for Bush in 2004. Denny Hasters seat which he heald for 30 years.. All three seats went to the Democrats.

It's very possible that the Republican brand name could totally colapse and just like the wig party which fell in order to creat the republican party. The Republican party could fall to creat some new beter focused party. That could happen.

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there won't be an independent President. But there could be a new party. The Republican brand name is in crisis. There have been three special elections since the last 2006 election all for what were safe republican seats. A Mississippi district which went 16% margin for Bush in 2004. Denny Hasters seat which he held for 30 years.. All three seats went to the Democrats.

It's very possible that the Republican brand name could totally collapse and just like the wig party which fell in order to create the republican party. The Republican party could fall to create some new better focused party. That could happen.

Both parties appear to be in peril right now.

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Well you can't be independent if you're a member of a party. Unless you are talking about an party called the "Independent Party", which is kind of a oxymoron.

If you're talking about an independent (no party affiliation), I would say no, its extremely unlikely. Its hard to get people to vote for you unless you have a core that feels like they're a member of your "team".

If you're talking about in the future some party supplanting the Democrats or Republicans, its possible. But I'd venture there would really have to be a single killer issue that really divided the country for that to happen, like what happened with the Whigs in the 1850s over slavery. The Whigs were the "moderate" party that died nearly overnight when it becoming apparent that compromise over slavery wasn't possible, despite having the Presidency just years before. The anti-Slavery whigs went to the Republicans, the pro-slavery whigs went to the Democrats.

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Elected? No.

1. If a known person just dropped their Rep, or Dem affiliation to run, we'd all know that they were still, Rep/Dem. So, no Independent there.

2. The ONLY thing that can get the two parties to unite and work as one, is a serious 3rd party challenger. They will stop anybody who dares to challenge their monopoly.

The only chance would be if someone had chosen a truly Independent candidate as their VP, and then croaked before finishing their term.

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Not a chance. The two parties currently in power would never allow the system to function in such a way that a third party or independent candidate could ever make enough of an impact to win the Presidency. Besides, most of the third parties are "niche" parties and would not be able to draw voters from a wide enough base to make a major impact in the Presidential race.

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