I think McCain is onto something in predicting the rise of a third political party in the U.S. I’ve been musing about the subject for several months now, and I reckon that neither party are providing the voters with what they are clearly clamoring for – an old school populist willing to tax wealthy individuals and corporations who is socially reactionary. Basically a pre-Robert Kennedy Democrat (or a guy like Ahmadinejad).
Such a beast could never get a nomination from the socially progressive Democratic party of today nor the corporate tool Republican party, so only a third party is plausible. I don’t think any serious politician has either gotten this realization yet. But I don’t think it would be too late for a dark horse Southerner with good hair, a little charisma and the balls to step out on his own to enter and pull the win from Obama. If I could venture a name, I’d say somebody like Mike Huckabee, but he’d have to do is drop his new-found Tea Party pandering and add ‘Government’ to his “God, Guns ‘n Gays’ talk.
Keep in mind I’m not advocating this in any shape manner or form, as I particularly hate social reactionaries. I’m just sayin’.
*Update 3:26P PT* Rep. Joe Walsh doesn’t get it