I think in most cases, a third party would benefit Obama, which of course is the biggest problem for anyone on the right. Nonetheless, we don't often get the opportunity to try to establish a third party. I think the last time was with the Reform Party But, that said, if a third party is to be formed, we have at least two possibilities, assuming Romney wins: - A true Tea Party candidate, such as Santorum or Palin, perhaps - A promising Libertarian Party candidate, such as Paul. If either of those groups got a sizable percentage of the vote, then it would create an opportunity like we haven't seen since the Reform Party, to try again and establish a legitimate third party. If the Tea Party broke away from the Republicans, it would move the Republicans to the left, which would probably move many Democrats into the Republican camp over time. A Libertarian party would probably be more centrist, with something to offer both liberals (anti-war) and conservatives (anti-regulation). Do you think the American people are ready for a third party even if it helps Obama, or conceivably Romney?