In case you missed it, the centrist, web-based third party Americans Elect fizzled out in unspectacular fashion last week when it couldn’t garner the 10,000 online votes necessary under its own rules to nominate a single candidate.
AE, proudly devoid of political principle and committed only to process, was the victim of reality. As much as the group would like to have it otherwise, the country’s political system is currently confronted with a series of very simple, though profound, choices. The duality of American politics to which AE objects did not come about coincidentally or by accident. It is very much the product of the proverbial political crossroads at which the country sits.
There is no “third way” when the options are simple yes-or-no questions, or when policies boil down to a simple either-or.