Monday, December 7, 2009

Interesting times indeed.

I saw this over at Breda's place this morning.

Tea Party tops GOP on Three-Way Generic Ballot

The money paragraph for me was:

For this survey, the respondents were asked to assume that the Tea Party movement organized as a new political party. In practical terms, it is unlikely that a true third-party option would perform as well as the polling data indicates. The rules of the election process—written by Republicans and Democrats--provide substantial advantages for the two established major parties. The more conventional route in the United States is for a potential third-party force to overtake one of the existing parties.

(Emphasis mine)

Sort of like how the socialists took over the democratic party?