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« on: December 18, 2016, 05:29:26 pm »
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Would we ever see a third party president again?
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I try my best to make prediction not base on bias.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 10:09:52 pm »
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What do you think Trump is?
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 03:56:57 am »
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2016 would have been a golden opportunity for a Perot type to get a huge chunk of the vote.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 02:03:46 pm »
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It's going to have to be someone with a lot of name recognition right off the bat, a lot of money, going to have to be middle-of-the-road on many issues, and the other two candidates have to be extremely unlikable.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 02:17:54 pm »
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Washington and Tyler were the only Presidents to have no official affiliation during all or part of their presidencies. Even then, Washington was known to hold mostly Federalist positions while abhorring the idea of organized political parties while Tyler was expelled from the Whig Party for basically being a Democrat who became a Whig in response to Jackson opposing nullification. Partisan Presidents are part of the routine, at least for being elected.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2016, 06:35:11 pm »
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What do you think Trump is?
While Trump did not run as third party, he definitely holds unorthodox views.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 11:33:13 am »
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The U.S. has a better chance to dissolve than another third party.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 04:05:42 am »
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Barring something extraordinary, no.

Then again, I don't know. We're about to enter into a period where we either have to cut spending on entitlements or raise taxes to pay for them. Knowing how the public acts when anyone mentions social security, It's likely that whoever pushes for reform on these issues is going to going to lose their election. Maybe, and this is a huge maybe, both the parties decide to fall on the sword and an independent or third party candidate comes in and wins.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 04:51:55 pm »
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We never have. We did have two independents (Washington and A. Johnson) but never a third-party president.
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