Both parties have conditioned the populace in believing that a two-party system is best for the country - perhaps in the 20th century. But we cannot afford to have a 200 year-old two-party model in the 21st century especially when both major parties are focused on dividing the country rather than uniting us.
Hungarian environmentalists had been trying to create an authentic Green Party ever since the end of Communism. When they pulled together a new initiative on 2009, they didn't call it a Green Party. Instead, they wanted to transform the entire process of doing politics in the country. The name of the party said it all: Politics Can Be Different.
The people I work with have real problems and are yearning for real solutions -- and our politicians are failing them. The Republican Party needs to begin to address the needs of people like them if it wants to become relevant again. And yet, despite my current disillusions, I still consider myself a Republican.