James Carville, the legendary Democratic campaign manager, thinks there's a third party in the works, not this election cycle, but the next:
"My macro position," he says, "is that in 2008 there's going to be a significant third-party movement in the United States that's going to combine Naderism and Buchananism. It's going to be native; anti-immigration; antitrade; very, very cool on military intervention; America first."
Excellent. All my favorite villains together in the same place. Nader, the whore of the trial lawyers, and Buchanan, the 1930's isolationist and closet anti-Semite, deeply deserve each other.
There's one major problem with this alignment, though: social issues. Although Buchanan and Nader may agree on foreign policy and trade, they will come to blows over social issues. Buchanan is anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, anti-drugs, anti-porn, pro-prayer in schools, etc., etc. Nader followers are the opposite. I suspect that alone will sink any party that tries to encompass both their followers.
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