Could We Have a Fourth Party Candidate?

If you thought this election season could not get any crazier, think again. There are persistent rumors in Washington about a potential third and even a fourth party candidacy. Let me explain.

Should Clinton and Trump win their nominations, Michael Bloomberg is expected to jump into the race as an independent candidate. It is widely thought that Bloomberg would pull more votes from Clinton, tipping the race to Trump.

But lately, there have been credible reports that a more traditional conservative may also mount an independent general election campaign in order to appeal to center-right voters turned off by Donald Trump.

In a year in which the GOP is historically favored to win the White House, we could see a very unpredictable four-way race come November featuring Hillary Clinton (D), Michael Bloomberg (I), Donald Trump (R) and a conservative fourth party candidate. Both the left and the right would be divided.

The potential chaos could scramble the general election, preventing a winner in the Electoral College, thereby requiring the House of Representatives to determine our next president.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. Continue Reading

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Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles in Action and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.

It’s interesting to me that Hillary is falling behind in New Hampshire, that she’s never actually come up with an adequate answer on how she explains the various classified emails that are on her server, and that there would be somebody like Bloomberg who would imitate the Trump idea of being outside the political dynamic but would approach it from a liberal and, in fact, a quasi-socialist perspective like Sanders does.  That might be a unifying figure for the Democratic Party.

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