I'm generally positive about minor parties, last expressing that sentiment in Vox explains how proportional representation can solve gerrymandering and help minor parties. However, they will not solve all political problems, as I described in On American political parties held captive by their interest groups and ideologies. One of the problems I did not mention appeared in a video I used in a comment on Republicans Will Have to Make a Choice at Booman Tribune.
"I await a third party movement."Here is Third parties are the underpants gnomes of American politics.
I'll let Ezra Klein of Vox answer that for me.
Could a third party fix the hellscape of fail that is the United States Congress? Ezra Klein explains.My summary was "No, although that's not really what I think you're after." My response could have been more pointed. I could have done for liberals what Pizza Man Cain wants a third party for conservatives, never mind three already exist did for conservatives, pointing out that the Green Party already exists and he could join them. As it was, I trolled the person asking the question gently another way.
By the way, be flattered. I was going to post this in response to Brodie, but I decided you were more deserving. Besides, this comment will land directly below his anyway.I can throw shade and still be civil. I think that's a good skill to have.