For the first time, speculation is starting that Sarah Palin may have resigned from the governorship in order to start a third party. It would presumably be a true conservative party (the Republican party being essentially broken).
Many people suggest that a third party stands no chance of winning any elections, but I think that`s because the previous examples have been special-interest parties, narrowly focused. A conservative party, based on legitimate and true conservative principles, might work.
We just had a news report that something around 40-million people identify themselves as conservative, not the same thing as either Democrat or Republican. That`s a pretty large number of people!
If that should happen, it would bring both conservative Democrats and conservative Republicans into a unified political body of representation. That likely would be Option #4.
That would make the next couple of years quite interesting. The republicans seem to have been routed with this last election, and there is no clear leadership emerging. Though I believe Palin would have quite a hard time pulling off a third party with the ability to seriously challenge the dems and reps, given the fact that she is being slandered every which way. The funny/sad thing is I heard a lot of how she was "completely unqualified for VP", yet, anyone looking at Obamas record would choke on their words, and he`s running Point!
This leads to an interesting discussion. I believe that IF the economy does start to turn around, Obama will get his second term. If folks are still clipping coupons, and relying on their backup business plans of "hope and pray", then both the republicans or "Palins Party" will have some serious amunition.
What say ya`ll? With Obamas stimulus not having much of an effect so far, do you think eventually enough of it somewhere might "tricke down" to the small businesses that so desperatly need it? And will it be in time for the next elections?
There`s no chance the economy will turn around. Not with trillions in debt and "fiat money" that`s almost worthless. We haven`t even begun to see the consequences of Obama`s first 100 days, but inflation will be coming this year, in all likelihood.
Unemployment is rising, and several states are pretty much bankrupt. They can`t just print money like the Feds, so if they do what CA is doing, they`ll start selling scrip. That`s the IOUs the state is putting out, which are being traded as "securities."
With zero controls on spending, no term limits, and an administration that`s going full blast at tearing apart the Constitution, I don`t see how th economy could possibly get stabilized, much less fixed or improved.
To that end, small business owners and the "rich" making over $1-million annually are targets. But, as in any situation where there`s a limited amount of money and uncontrolled spending, bankruptcy is the next inevitable step.
China, Russia, Brazil, and now India are all making serious noises that they want the International Money Fund (IMF) to no longer use American dollars as the world`s currency. If that happens, then the USD will become the new Mexican peso, and almost immediately collapse to worthless.