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A row of five voting booths with men and women casting their ballots at a polling place. Horizontal format, only showing the legs of the voters, people are unrecognizable..

Third party candidacies are generally a waste of time, but this year a fourth party candidacy could capture the White House.

Here’s how it might work: with Democrats deeply divided, the Bernie brigades might walk out of the convention, with Senator Sanders or someone from his camp running as the Green Party nominee. That would create an opening for an independent conservative candidate—like Senator Ben Sasse, or Condoleezza Rice, or Mitt Romney. With four November contenders each likely to draw at least 20% of the popular vote, a candidate could win with just 30%. And with four candidates sharing debate stages, and each carrying a few states, chances are good that there’d be no Electoral College majority—sending the decision to the House of Representatives, where mainstream conservatives predominate.

Best of all, with four candidates, voters could choose a leader they like, rather than voting for Trump out of hatred for Clinton, or backing Clinton because of fear of Trump.

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  1. Nani  •  Jun 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I really think it's time for another party. Michael, I have been with you the majority of the time and I get why you feel a third party would not be viable, but Trump has damaged the Republican party beyond a generation. If we do not want this to be a one party nation, we have to create a party that CAN offer an alternative to Liberalism. As for Condi, well if the talk show mafia and their minions had not treated her boss so badly, we would be looking at the end of 8 years of conservatism.

  2. Rizzo  •  Jun 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    How did I know this one comment was going to be Nani?
    Predictable nonsense, from predictable sources.
    Good times.

  3. Rich  •  Jun 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Ben Sasse – a nobody who has the same credentials as our current president (academia and politics). Mitt Romney – last cycle's loser. What a list of potential losers to Hillary. The only remotely palatable candidate listed was Rice, who would do a fine job.

  4. John Anderson  •  Jun 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Michael, you've said it time and again, and I agree with it: we are a two-party system, we always have been, like it or not. Anyone who thinks a third (or fourth or fifth) party ever has a chance of winning is delusional. The scenario you set up seems almost desperate, and I guarantee will never happen.

    I know you're feeling lonely out there. But please put HC and DT in perspective. This country cannot take another 4+ years of Obama's policies. What you and #NeverTrump folks do is make that scenario more likely. Is that what you want?

  5. Gary Parkhurst  •  Jun 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    After all the years I've heard you rant and rave about Iooseatarians and third party candidates and what a waste of votes stupidly cast. I use to listen to your show most days when available but now I think you're beginning to lose it. Now I only check in occasionally the see if your still picking the fly shit out of the pepper or come to your senses. Today I heard you are still suffering from cranial rectal insertion. It's like we're marching into battle and you break ranks and scream do over.

  6. David Chambers  •  Jun 6, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Yes, Oh Lord yes, let goodness prevail here. I don't think the Founding Fathers had in mind to sign up for this "Destruction Derby!"

    Those good things, you know like they talk about in the God's Word do make a difference…it's common sense! Try it and see! Truth, honor, justice, purity, and the saving graces of love, loyalty and laughter, AND integrity do make the real difference in life. Help me see how D Trump is really ready to sacrifice all for the US similar to the likes of Washington and Eisenhower.

    I like Donald being Donald, he's great a building buildings and stuff. But for this legacy-at this time Donald, be a good and willing fellow to step aside for the hopes of so many that rest on these mighty integrity of these stars and stripes.

    • David Chambers  •  Jun 6, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Sorry about the former note…I need an editor, but thought it was important enough to correct.

      Yes, Oh Lord yes, let goodness prevail here. I don't think the Founding Fathers had in mind to sign up for this "Destruction Derby!"

      Those good things, you know like they talk about in the God's Word do make a difference…it's common sense! Try it and see! Truth, honor, justice, purity, and the saving graces of love, loyalty and laughter, AND integrity do make the real difference in life. Help me see how D Trump is really ready to sacrifice all for the US similar to the likes of Washington and Eisenhower.

      I like Donald being Donald, he's great a building buildings and stuff. But for this legacy, at this time, Donald, be a good and willing fellow and step aside for the hopes of so many that rest on the mighty integrity of these stars and stripes.

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