American Spectator: Political scientist discusses possibility of third party

Release Date: December 7, 2006 This content is archived.


An article in The American Spectator looks at Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2006 election victory running as an independent and what it means in terms of the viability of a third party, and quotes James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science. "If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee," he said, "a lot of people will try to make sure they stop her. On the other side, Bush has been demonized by the Democrats. The Republican nominee will likely defend him. Then he'll be seen by the Democrats as someone they really need to beat up. It sets a dynamic making it very difficult for a third party to be taken seriously." Go to article.

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