I thought Atrios had the right take on Tom Friedman's latest, "Tom Friedman wants a third party with no constituency to enact his preferred agenda. [I] have only seen that column written 3 trillion times before:"
There is a revolution brewing in the country, and it is not just on the right wing but in the radical center. I know of at least two serious groups, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, developing “third parties” to challenge our stagnating two-party duopoly that has been presiding over our nation’s steady incremental decline. [...]
Leslie Sanchez, author of Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other, sees this year as a sign that the GOP is becoming more diverse:
Overall, 14 African-Americans across the country are running as GOP nominees for Congress. As the Frederick Douglass Foundation has pointed out, if just three of them win, it would mark the first time since Reconstruction that more than two African-Americans from the Republican Party have served in Congress.
In August, when Linda McMahon won the Republican primary for Senate in Connecticut, she trailed Attorney General Richard Blumenthal by ten points. By early September, that shrank to a six points, and now -- with the election thirty days away -- McMahon has narrowed the gap to three points. Blumenthal is still the favorite, but McMahon's willingness to spend cash -- and campaign -- could change that. What would the Senate look like with McMahon in its chambers? Well, to begin, it would be even more unfriendly to the interests of working class Americans.