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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Mon Feb 21, 2022, 07:04 PM

2. The two political parties are far more entrenched now

Think of all the different organizations both national and local. All the money. All the influence.

Neither party is going away. That reality is also why third parties are basically a nonstarter in modern America.

Back then, political parties and affiliations were a lot more fluid. People with common interests would ally, even if they weren't in the same party. The interest had a much stronger pull. That's why Whigs dissolved and Republicans rose. The slavery question and labor questions jiggered some realignments.

Nowadays, everything is red team vs blue team. People aren't going to change sides in significant numbers over one issue.

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