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Declaring Independence The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System

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ISBN-10: 1400067332

ISBN-13: 9781400067336

Edition: 2008

Authors: Douglas E. Schoen

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- A 2006 survey revealed that two thirds of Americans consider themselves "dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S." - In recent polls, 60 to 80 percent of registered voters say they want an independent presidential candidate. - Independent voters now constitute the largest segment of the American electorate. America is at a political crossroads. We are growing alienated from the two major parties, which are dominated by ideologues and offer simplistic solutions, with candidates who think only in terms of how to frame issues-often irrelevant "hot-button" issues-in order to get elected. Meanwhile, voters tend to crave real solutions to the real problems we face-energy…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

2008: Why America Is Ready for a Third-Party Candidate
The Ideological Divide: Who Will Confront the Big Issues?
The Historical Significance of Third-Party Candidates
Third-Party Candidates Can Overcome the Impediments
The Internet and 24-Hour News
How Campaign Organizing Has Changed
Ballot Access Has Been Democratized
A Different Kind of Presidential Debate
Crafting an Electoral Strategy
The New Language of Politics