"Right now the Republicans and Democrats in Washington seem, from the outside, to be an elite colluding against the voter. They're in agreement: immigration should not be controlled but increased, spending will increase, etc.
Are there some dramatic differences? Yes. But both parties act as if they see them not as important questions (gay marriage, for instance) but as wedge issues. Which is, actually, abusive of people on both sides of the question. If it's a serious issue, face it. Don't play with it. I don't see any potential party, or potential candidate, on the scene right now who can harness the disaffection of growing portions of the electorate. But a new group or entity that could define the problem correctly--that sees the big divide not as something between the parties but between America's ruling elite and its people--would be making long strides in putting third party ideas in play in America again."
For the rest of the column by Peggy Noonan/Wall Street Journal, click here.
DFO: I used to be a Repub. Now, I consider myself an Independent with Repub leanings. I'm sick to death of the mess in Congress, created by elitists from both parties that have lost touch with their constituents. 'Tis too bad that we don't change them regularly like we do county commissioners. Alas, we all know that third parties don't go anywhere. What are we to do?