Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Geopolitica America del Nord, Stati Uniti

Usa. Fondato un terzo partito nazionale. Si chiama Forward.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-07-31.

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«third party presidential candidates like John Anderson in 1980 and Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 flamed out»

«candidati presidenziali del terzo partito come John Anderson nel 1980 e Ross Perot nel 1992 e nel 1996 hanno fallito»

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«Green Party’s Ralph Nader siphoned off enough votes from Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000 to help Republican George W. Bush win the White House»

«nel 2000 Ralph Nader del Partito Verde ha sottratto abbastanza voti al candidato democratico alle presidenziali Al Gore per aiutare il repubblicano George W. Bush a vincere la Casa Bianca»

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Decine di ex funzionari repubblicani e democratici hanno annunciato mercoledì un nuovo terzo partito politico nazionale che si rivolge a milioni di elettori, a loro dire, sconcertati da quello che considerano il disfunzionale sistema bipartitico americano.

Il nuovo partito, chiamato Forward e la cui creazione è stata riportata per la prima volta da Reuters, sarà inizialmente co-presieduto dall’ex candidato democratico alla presidenza Andrew Yang e da Christine Todd Whitman, l’ex governatore repubblicano del New Jersey. Sperano che il partito diventi una valida alternativa ai partiti repubblicano e democratico che dominano la politica statunitense.

Il 24 settembre a Houston si terrà il lancio ufficiale e l’estate prossima si terrà la prima convention nazionale del partito in una grande città degli Stati Uniti. La fusione coinvolge il Renew America Movement, formato nel 2021 da decine di ex funzionari delle amministrazioni repubblicane di Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush e Donald Trump; il Forward Party, fondato da Yang, che ha lasciato il Partito Democratico nel 2021 ed è diventato indipendente; e il Serve America Movement, un gruppo di democratici, repubblicani e indipendenti il cui direttore esecutivo è l’ex deputato repubblicano David Jolly.

Occasionalmente possono avere un impatto sulle elezioni presidenziali. Secondo gli analisti, nel 2000 Ralph Nader del Partito Verde ha sottratto abbastanza voti al candidato democratico alle presidenziali Al Gore per aiutare il repubblicano George W. Bush a vincere la Casa Bianca. Molti democratici sulla piattaforma di social media hanno espresso il timore che il nuovo partito sottragga più voti ai democratici che ai repubblicani, finendo per aiutare i repubblicani in gare ravvicinate.

Taylor ha riconosciuto che i terzi partiti hanno fallito in passato, ma ha detto: I fondamenti sono cambiati. Quando altri movimenti di terzo partito sono emersi in passato, è stato in gran parte all’interno di un sistema in cui il popolo americano non chiedeva un’alternativa. Rothenberg ha sottolineato che candidati presidenziali del terzo partito come John Anderson nel 1980 e Ross Perot nel 1992 e nel 1996 sono falliti, non riuscendo a costruire un vero terzo partito che diventasse un fattore nella politica nazionale.

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«Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system»

«The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey»

«They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics»

«They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party’s first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer»

«The merger involves the Renew America Movement, formed in 2021 by dozens of former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump; the Forward Party, founded by Yang, who left the Democratic Party in 2021 and became an independent; and the Serve America Movement, a group of Democrats, Republicans and independents whose executive director is former Republican congressman David Jolly»

«Occasionally they can impact a presidential election. Analysts say the Green Party’s Ralph Nader siphoned off enough votes from Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000 to help Republican George W. Bush win the White House»

«Many Democrats on the social media platform expressed fear that the new party will siphon more votes away from Democrats, rather than Republicans, and end up helping Republicans in close races»

«Taylor acknowledged that third parties had failed in the past, but said: “The fundamentals have changed. When other third party movements have emerged in the past it’s largely been inside a system where the American people aren’t asking for an alternative»

«Rothenberg pointed out that third party presidential candidates like John Anderson in 1980 and Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 flamed out, failing to build a true third party that became a factor in national politics»

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Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

Los Angeles, July 27 (Reuters) – Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system.

The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party’s first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer.

The new party is being formed by a merger of three political groups that have emerged in recent years as a reaction to America’s increasingly polarized and gridlocked political system. The leaders cited a Gallup poll last year showing a record two-thirds of Americans believe a third party is needed.

The merger involves the Renew America Movement, formed in 2021 by dozens of former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Donald Trump; the Forward Party, founded by Yang, who left the Democratic Party in 2021 and became an independent; and the Serve America Movement, a group of Democrats, Republicans and independents whose executive director is former Republican congressman David Jolly.

Two pillars of the new party’s platform are to “reinvigorate a fair, flourishing economy” and to “give Americans more choices in elections, more confidence in a government that works, and more say in our future.”

The party, which is centrist, has no specific policies yet. It will say at its Thursday launch: “How will we solve the big issues facing America? Not Left. Not Right. Forward.”

Historically, third parties have failed to thrive in America’s two-party system. Occasionally they can impact a presidential election. Analysts say the Green Party’s Ralph Nader siphoned off enough votes from Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000 to help Republican George W. Bush win the White House.

It is unclear how the new Forward party might impact either party’s electoral prospects in such a deeply polarized country. Political analysts are skeptical it can succeed.

Public reaction on Twitter was swift. Many Democrats on the social media platform expressed fear that the new party will siphon more votes away from Democrats, rather than Republicans, and end up helping Republicans in close races.

Forward aims to gain party registration and ballot access in 30 states by the end of 2023 and in all 50 states by late 2024, in time for the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. It aims to field candidates for local races, such as school boards and city councils, in state houses, the U.S. Congress and all the way up to the presidency.

                         `THE FUNDAMENTALS HAVE CHANGED`

In an interview, Yang said the party will start with a budget of about $5 million. It has donors lined up and a grassroots membership between the three merged groups numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

“We are starting in a very strong financial position. Financial support will not be a problem,” Yang said.

Another person involved in the creation of Forward, Miles Taylor – a former Homeland Security official in the Trump administration – said the idea was to give voters “a viable, credible national third party.”

Taylor acknowledged that third parties had failed in the past, but said: “The fundamentals have changed. When other third party movements have emerged in the past it’s largely been inside a system where the American people aren’t asking for an alternative. The difference here is we are seeing an historic number of Americans saying they want one.”

Stu Rothenberg, a veteran non-partisan political analyst, said it was easy to talk about establishing a third party but almost impossible to do so.

“The two major political parties start out with huge advantages, including 50 state parties built over decades,” he said.

Rothenberg pointed out that third party presidential candidates like John Anderson in 1980 and Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 flamed out, failing to build a true third party that became a factor in national politics.