Politico.com reported today regarding the major pressure in today’s political climate to conform to the two party system. I just thought it was worth noting that even the more “maverick” candidates won’t entertain a political movement outside the party.
Sarah Palin to tea parties: Pick a side – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com
“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged tea party activists on Tuesday night to “start picking a party.”
In remarks to a fundraising dinner for the Arkansas Republican Party reported by CBS News, Palin praised the anti-tax tea party activists for their independence, but urged the “grand movement” to start thinking about joining one of the two political parties.
“Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this tea party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party,” she said.
Palin suggested the grass-roots activists consider “Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you?”
“And then because the tea party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they’re going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: ‘R’ or ‘D,’” she said”