Understatement of the Day
Just read this over at The Arizona Republic. Understatement bolded for your reading pleasure.
But the idea of someone launching a third-party candidacy is not that far-fetched, said Miringoff, of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.Tee hee hee. General GRUMPINESS, indeed.
That is because there are early signs that by 2008, voters, coming off the administrations of Republican Bush and former Democratic President Clinton will have a general "grumpiness" toward both major parties, he said.
Snubbed as a major issue in the race for the White House two years ago, immigration reform is now a hot topic for presidential hopefuls in the 2008 campaign.And that's the part that really makes me laugh. I'm just wondering if there is even a remote possibility that these jokers might figure out that it's the "How do I play it?" and "What kind of (political) spin can I get on it?" that gives us simple voting folk a general grumpiness toward both major parties in the first place.
The issue may even become polarizing enough to generate a third-party candidacy for the White House, according to some analysts.
"It's already figuring very prominently in presidential calculations," said Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. "Potential candidates are wondering, 'How do I play it? What kind of (political) spin can I get on it?' It's keeping people up at night.
Nah. I don't think so, either.