Herman Cain Calls for a Third Party

Salon has the following article: “GOP Civil War: Herman Cain Calls for Third Party

Steve Schmidt, a top Republican strategist who ran John McCain’s 2008 campaign, invoked the term on MSNBC this morning. “When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly,” he said.

But on the other side of the fight, Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate who still has a robust following via his popular talk radio program and speaking tours, today suggested the most clear step to open civil war: secession. Appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program this afternoon, Cain called for a large faction of Republican Party leaders to desert the party and form a third, more conservative party.

“I never thought that I would say this, and this is the first time publicly that I’ve said it: We need a third party to save this country. Not Ron Paul and the Ron Paulites. No. We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party … has the ability to rebrand itself,” Cain said.

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““When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly,” he said.”

As a supporter of the Constitution Party, I dare Republican leaders to do so. I double dog dare them.

Crossposted at IPR minus the commentary.

HT: Jack Hunter

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9 thoughts on “Herman Cain Calls for a Third Party

  1. Matt Weber

    “As a supporter of the Constitution Party, I dare Republican leaders to do so. I double dog dare them.”

    You might get your wish

  2. Edward Harn

    I do not think we need another partyto further divide our efforts. I believe the problem is that our system of checks and balances has failed. The people we have elected become complacent reguardless of how well meaning they were when they took office. They have created a fourth class thru entitlements to retired government workers that far exceeds what the subjects they govern have. Our government does not follow the constitution. The powers they have are not being used. We do not need any further money. They send billions to enemy countries rather than help the people in our country. They ignore todays technology and spend vast funds on junkets for their meetings in far off places. They create hundreds of new laws that make it impossible for anyone to keep up and that wastes large amount of unnecessary resources and funds. We need a watchdog group, with power, to direct the direction of government and eliminate duplication and waste.

  3. James

    If he runs off the Paul supporters that will be approximately 60-70 percent of those “Republicans” he’s trying to appeal to in order to form a new party. I’ve never had any respect for Herman Cain’s intellect. This statement verifies my opinion. The Republican Party is doomed not only by demographics but the simple stupidity and ignorance of Republicans as to who they are what they believe. Personally, I have been convinced for a long time that if there is to be any hope for the future, the first thing that absolutely must happen is the death of the Republican Party. The Republican Party has muted, neutered and crushed every genuine conservative and populist movement and impulse of the American people for the past 50 years. The principle function of the RP has been to soak up and neutralize resistance to the Leftist march through the institutions. Please let this election be its end.

  4. Sean Scallon

    Yes we can have the party of Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan and 9-9-9. And the sad thing is a lot of people in the Confederacy of Dunces will fall for it.

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