The End of the Two Party system
Editor-in-Chief, Red State
I was surprised at your "dis-invitation" to Donald Trump to this weekend's "Red State" Gathering. - http://tinyurl.com/pl2nadj
For whatever reasons, he is — by far — the most popular NON-Democratic Party Presidential candidate. You — most of all — should NOT be judging / determining who will represent We the People, especially, when your criterion seems to be PC (political correctness). Aren't you sick and tired of that? Why didn't you keep an open mind and open forum and let us "Useful idiots" determine — for our own 'misguided' — or not - selves -who WE WANT to represent us.
Also, Erick, you may have — wittingly, or not — paved the way for the demise of the TWO PARTY SYSTEM. Donald Trump might now definitely realize that he is not and does not want to be part of the traditional TWO PARTY SYSTEM. You may be the proximate reason for "the Donald" to start his own "Fiscal Sanity" party. This, in turn, might lead to others — on both sides of the LEFT-RIGHT divide — starting/leading their own party based primarily on their own strengths, e.g., Ted Cruz might decide to head the (true) Conservative Party while Jeb Bush might lead the Compassionate Republican party and Chris Christie might lead the LAW & ORDER party, etc. The same scenario might then carry over to the LEFT. Hillary Clinton could lead the "Peoples' Party", Bernie Sanders the "Socialist Party", Joe Biden the "Pen & Phone" Party, etc.
Since it is doubtful — or not — that any one candidate would receive the required 270 electoral votes outright, they might realize — before the election — that forming alliances is the way to go (just like many European countries, Israel, etc). That would make for some very interesting — behind the scenes — negotiating lest the House of Representatives decide the outcome. And Donald Trump is the recognized master negotiator.
Yes, it could be time to relegate the U.S. two party system to the dustbin of history.
Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Weingarten
President, Morristown Tea Party Org
To be clear, I am NOT supporting Donald Trump (or anyone, for the moment). I am, however, supporting the notion of INclusion. How do we, Republicans, expect to attract non-traditional GOP voters, e.g., gays, blacks, Hispanics, etc., if we can't even INclude our own Republican brothers and sisters. FWIW, I don't believe Trump is a closet Dem — or closet anything else for that matter. He wears his life on his sleeve.
Since some have rushed to defend the "delicate" Megyn Kelly, her interview with Howard Stern — where she discusses her married sex life — might prove enlightening: http://tinyurl.com/q9jnj5c
My biggest complaints about the "debate":
1. It WASN'T a debate. The Fox anchors spoke for over 37 minutes while no candidate spoke for more than 10.
2. The Iran nuke deal was not explored
3. The TRUE unemployment rate which Trump pegs around 20%
4.The deteriorating state of race relations... and....
5. NO ONE ASKED THE OTHER CANDIDATES IF THEY WOULD SUPPORT TRUMP,IF HE WERE THE NOMINEE etc, etc.
The "debate" was great for Foxes' ratings but utterly lacking in exploring important issues and proposed solutions