Jon Huntsman has been quiet since suspending his campaign for the GOP nomination. Over the weekend he warned his fellow GOP members that their inability to be inclusive when it comes to alternative viewpoints not only has them looking like the Chinese national party, but risks creating an opening for a third party alternative.
I think he’s right. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can claim the middle or a significant portion of the independent vote. Being all inclusive hasn’t been the mantra of the Republicans since the 1860s and even then, blacks, women, and any other minority couldn’t vote anyway.
A third-party incursion would be sweet for the sake of media coverage and political fireworks. A third-party, or any multi-party scenario; however, only adds to the factionalism that lies at the heart of the American political discontent.