Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Centrist Party?

The Eureka Reporter informs us today of the formation of yet another political party. This time it's the Centrist Party. While I naturally found this of interest, I have to ask whether this is really all that newsworthy?

Doing a quick check of Ron Gunzburger's Politics1.com, aside from the Republicans and Democrats, there's already at least thirty eight other political parties in existence around the country, and that's not counting a number that exist only in certain states. Almost sounds to me like they're trying to reinvent the wheel.

I don't think this new group will even get as far as the Reform Party did.


At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Centrist Party is a good idea in concept, but I notice they start out asking for money, with n proven record. i agree with you, Fred, we have enough to choose from, we need to fix what is wrong with what we have - like getting rid of Riggs and his like in the Democratic Central Committee.

I have to wonder why Chuck Harvey isn't writing letters to the editor about that, instead of bemoaning the fact that the Times Standard has competition.

At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this "centrist party" is pretty much a one person operation and that person wants to be president in 2008. So my guess is this will not even come close to nothing at all.

The unity 08 organizers have a much bigger operation going on, but we all face a tough row to hoe competing with all that repub and democ corporate funds.

Just a green perspective...


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