Rise of the independent voter

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  1. Here’s the problem. People have talked about the rise of independents and centrists and everything else for decades. But it never amounts to anything substantial. Come election day, people still tend to vote the same way unless there’s a real reason not to, and I just don’t see that changing.
    Well, for starters, the independents decided the Massachusetts Senate race. They make up 51% of the registered voters in that state. Here in Colorado independents make up about 1/3 of the electorate. I don’t see a viable third party yet, but when that many voters decide to disassociate themselves from the two major parties, those parties have to pay attention.

    (Or maybe I’m just one more delusional independent voter … )

... and that's my two cents