Do you believe that a third or possibly even more political parties could obtain a substantial following to a point where there would be 3 people (or more) running for President and they each were within a few popularity points of eachother?
AKA Instead of 2 people neck and neck like this last election, have 3 or more....
yeah I think the US should have more than 2 parties. We have about 6-8 large to major political parties here in holland, so you have a lot more choice. Only disadvantage of having so many parties is that you will never have a majority on your own and that you'll have to work together and negotiate with other parties to form a majority, wich is usually not very easy...
YES! It would be good if you had more parties. Just having two is dividing people in black and white... Way to simple. Though I do sometimes feel we have too many parties. I'd think 3-4 would be best.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
14th April 2004
we have a lot of parties here in india, many are regional. i think having many parties is healthy, gives you a lot of choice instead of having to choose the lesser of evils , lol
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
Yes, here we have like 6-7 parties in the parliament, and to sit in the parliament you need atleast 2% of all votes.
We have 4 major parties in our last election. For the past few elections we had majorities until recently and there's been a minority Liberal government held in check by the two smaller major parties, the Bloc Quebecois and NDP who can now expand their influence on the government to make choices more in touch with their views, if they dont, they can have a vote of non-confidence and bring the government down. The fourth major party I have yet to mention is the Conservatives [more like Neo-Conservatives to be honest], only a major power since last year after a merger.
With all these parties [there are many smaller ones] there is a much larger range of choices for voters.
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We do have several parties. Is it our fault that no one wants to support them? The other two major third parties are the green and the libertarian. They are what you would consider the up and downs of the political spectrum. Both are pretty extreme, and both have no chance at gaining too much support because they have radical ideas. I want the green party to gain support among democrats though, that way they divide the party up even further and the republicans win every time.
i think it's better to have as many parties as possible. that way more opinions and interests can be represented in the parliament. it's hard for a single party to gain a majority on their own so they have to form 'alliances' with other parties and make compromises (an important part of politics). furthermore, if you disagree with your curent party's policy, you can just change to another. if you are in a two-party system, your choice of political representation is very limited.
We need a multiparty system soooo bad! :nodding:
But no one thinks the minority parties will win anything, so people don't vote for them.