Americans are getting fed up with Democrats and Republicans, but even so, would a third party stand a chance in the 2012 election?
People don't like Republicans. Ditto Democrats.
With so much unrest in the electorate, the time appears ripe for a third party to emerge in the 2012 presidential race.
And, there are already a number of groups working to set the stage for such a candidacy.
Americans Elect, for example, is focused on securing a spot on the ballot for a third party candidate and have already done so in eight states. They expect to make the ballot in California this week.
Of course, there's one big problem for the supporters of a third party bid in 2012. They don't have a candidate.
Past successful third party runs have been largely candidate driven -- from Teddy Roosevelt's run as a Bull Moose candidate in 1912 to Ross Perot's two bids in the 1990s.
Without a person to rally around, it's hard to imagine how a third party could effectively capitalize on voter disgust withRead More »from The Fast Fix: Can a third party take the presidency?