I am talking about real third parties, not fake ones like Americans Elect or whatever.
And, it's not just the mainstream media, it's DC Village type bloggers too.
News/politics bloggers claim they represent something new, but, on third parties, in general they don't. Nope, nope, nope.
This blog post at Washington Monthly illustrates this to a "T." It talks about how Villager pundit Chuck Todd and others are predicting "the rise of a third party" if Rick Perry gets the GOP nod. And the blogger, Jonathan Bernstein, repeats the claim.
Excuuuuuuse me?Third parties aren't about to emerge, they're already here. They're called Greens and Libertarians and other things. Oh, and most non-Villager political bloggers treat third parties the same way. That's why I laugh at the Jay Rosens of the world and others who talk abut this new world blogging has brought.