'Fatally flawed': Why third parties still fail despite voter anger
Ross Perot ran a failed presidential campaign in 1992 against Bill Clinton and George Bush.
May 21st, 2012
08:02 AM ET
6 years ago

'Fatally flawed': Why third parties still fail despite voter anger

Washington (CNN) - They had the money. They had the organization. They had the ballot access. What they were missing, however, was a candidate.

Most Americans have probably never heard of Americans Elect. But as polls show dissatisfaction with both parties nearing all-time highs, a group created for the 2012 campaign to field a third-party presidential candidate would seem like a natural success.


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  1. Gurgyl

    .........because USA fears coalition just like India, that may split the nation, ethics, morality, political corruption etc., etc. True.
    We do not need third party. Period. We need morality, ethics, no-greed. And strict immigration laws. Period.

    May 21, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Shhh. You don't want to get Gary Johnson's supporters upset that you didn't mention him.

    May 21, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  3. Keeping it Real

    To say that 3rd parties failed in the recent elections is nothing but pure ignorance. They have had a profound effect on recent elections. The writer chooses to identify with one nonpartisan party, while the Tea Party movement, I might as well consider it a party with their influence, had major influence.

    May 21, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |