Skypecast II: Third Party US Politics (Audio Content)

The second Skypecast between Scott and I is up. We discuss the possibility of Third Party Politics.

Reihan Salam article I mention: http://thecurrent.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/04/democratic-party.php

Websites of the Third Party Candidates we mention:

http://www.bobbarr2008.com/splash/?s0820
http://www.votenader.org/

The link for the skypecast is here:

skype-20080821-1908

I make a historical error by referring to Great Society landslide in ’68–that should have been ’64. Also must have been smoking crack bringing about a moment of numerical dyslexia on the number in the US House. But it only supports my case (actually Sabato’s case) for expansion.

Update I: I just now figured out why the number 530(ish) was on my mind. Because of the Electoral College (538=total votes in Electoral College).

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