08 February 2010

Modern Whigs Working To Capitalize On Movement Of Democrats And Republicans To Ideological Edges

CNN: Palin says 2012 presidential bid a possibility

If Palin ran for the Republican nomination, would she get it? Predicting future political developments like that is always tricky, but for the moment, let's assume that, backed by enthusiastic Tea Partiers, she get the nomination. I don't think that is completely unrealistic.

Then in 2012, we would have Obama facing off with Palin.

What would that mean for the Modern Whig Party? The largest surge in membership that we got was in October-November 2008, when voters unhappy with their choices, started looking for alternatives.

I have thought for a while that the biggest threat to the Modern Whigs would be if one the two older parties came to their senses, or if the Tea Party altered course and went after centrist, practical voters. That may not happen.

Modern Whigs can continue to capitalize on the movement of the two older parties towards the ideological edges.

The Modern Whigs are working on our capabilites to do that right now. The party seems quiet, but behind the scenes, since the first national meeting last December, the Modern Whig leadership has been working on developing party institutions, and signing up more state organizations.

It has been established that there is surprisingly broad support for the ideas behind the Modern Whig Party. Now the party must be made deeper, as well. The idea is that moving forward, we will have a robust structure in place to capitalize on the failures of the two main parties.

So, here goes: "Run, Sarah, Run"

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