Could the ousting of Eric Cantor the beginning of the end of America's two party system?

Posted by: discomfiting

Eric Cantor, the house majority leader, was ousted by a Tea Party candidate. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-10/with-eric-cantors-loss-the-republican-civil-war-is-about-to-explode

Vote
6 Total Votes
1

No

4 votes
1 comment
2

Maybe

1 vote
0 comments
3

Yes

1 vote
0 comments
Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
discomfiting says2014-06-11T10:12:56.5648636-05:00
Erica cantor be the beginning of the end* sorry
SweetTea says2014-06-11T11:19:23.4652230-05:00
I just don't see the Tea Party evolving into a "Third Party", until it matures. Right now, the TP operation is far from that. They use the GOP platform, war-chest, marketing, etc. In these primary races, they are splitting GOP & Independent votes. This is why they continually fail, in the general election. In the great big world, the TP has lousy popularity numbers & an even worse image. That's a huge problem. To sow the seeds of a "Third Party", the TP must first become one officially ... Sever all ties with the GOP ... Create their own platform ... Accumulate their own war-chest ... And then run candidates who can win. Even then, if they can't win the Oval Office, they AREN'T a force to be reckoned with -- just a nuisance. And it will create more of a problem for the GOP than for Dems! I don't see that kind of hard-work coming from the TP. They want it, but they don't want to earn it. Today's, TP is like a Trust-fund brat ... Living off of the family name & money ... Lazy ... But darn demanding ... Spoiled. That's not the seeds of a "Third Party". That's a slacker!
discomfiting says2014-06-11T11:46:25.7254179-05:00
Expect the unexpected.
SweetTea says2014-06-12T05:56:28.1433432-05:00
Ah, Murphy's Law ... You have a point!
discomfiting says2014-06-12T05:59:12.2930290-05:00
Nobody really expected Tea Party to win this election against Cantor so I guess we shouldn't give much doubt

Freebase Icon   Portions of this page are reproduced from or are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.