I think we can all agree that the 2 party system has spiraled out of control with factions digging in on their "core" beliefs on both sides of the aisle. For a Country with 300+ million people shouldn't we have more than 2 choices when it comes to party affiliation? Moderate Republicans are called RINO's while left wing liberals are accused of hating America. The thing that bothers me the most is that elected officials always seem to be running for office and will base their votes on what is best for them when it comes to the next election. Based on this Voter Turnout: 2008 General there are more Independents registered in Mass than Democrats or Republicans.