Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
The problem isn't the 3rd parties. It's the 2 party system.
A multi-party system wouldn't make things that different. Really, it wouldn't. A Republican from New York has more in common with Democrat from Nebraska than some in his own party. Most of these politicians aren't the same issue to issue. If you think grouping them into smaller, more defined sub-categories will make a difference, it wouldn't. Even in multi-party systems, they have to form coalitions.