As Republican and Democratic parties squabble, a moderate party is coming into play. Forward is the name of the new political party that is being formed by a group of former politicians. These politicians are from both the Democratic and Republican parties. Their goal is to get what they call the “moderate, common-sense majority” to agree with them.
In an opinion piece published on Wednesday, David Jolly, Christine Todd Whitman and Andrew Yang wrote that “political extremism is tearing our society apart” and that “the two main parties have failed to address the situation.”
“The outmoded political parties of today have failed because they appeal to the extremes.” Because of this, the vast majority of people in the United States feel like their interests are not being taken into account.
For the Republican Party, Jolly is a former congressman from Florida. Whitman is a former governor of New Jersey for the Republican Party. Then, Yang is a past contender for the Democratic presidential nomination and for the mayoralty of New York City. The three people were going to start a new party by combining their existing political groups.
The organization believes that there are certain topics, such as abortion, climate change and firearms that might benefit from a more moderate approach. Additionally, the new party will push for open primaries and ranked-choice voting. This also includes the elimination of gerrymandering and protection of voting rights on a national scale.
As Republican and Democratic parties squabble, a moderate party is coming into play
“They can see that our politicians aren’t getting it done,” Yang told Brianna Keilar on Thursday’s episode of “New Day” in a joint appearance with Whitman.
“Sixty-two percent of Americans now want a third party, which is a record high,” Yang said. “When asked about the policy goals, the majority of Americans really agree on truly even difficult subjects.”
“This is a truth that emerges when you ask about policy goals. There is, in fact, a stance that can be taken by a coalition that adheres to common sense. This is regarding the most polarizing topics of the day, such as abortion and firearms. Also, virtually every other subject under the sun. “
The opinion piece said Forward plans to hold a national convention in the summer of 2019. They will start right away the process of getting on the ballot to run candidates in 2024.
The political party announced in a press release that it would initiate “a national building tour this fall. This is to listen to voters and get the ball rolling on expanded state-by-state party registration. Also, ballot access, using the combined nationwide network of the three organizations as their primary resource.”
” It hopes to achieve legal recognition in 15 states by the end of 2022, twice that amount in 2023, and in practically all of the states in the United States by the end of 2024.”
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Forward Plans for Midterms
According to the news release, even though Forward will not be running its own candidates in the midterm elections this year, it will “support select candidates in November who stand up for our democracy. This is even if they come from outside the new party.”
Forward will not be running its own candidates in the midterm elections this year.
“Most third parties in U.S. history failed to take off, either because they were ideologically too restricted or the people were indifferent,” Jolly, Whitman and Yang wrote in their opinion piece, acknowledging the obvious lack of success that third parties have had in the United States in the past.
On the other hand, they said that “voters want a new party more than ever today.” This was based on a Gallup poll from the year before.
In their article, Jolly, Whitman, and Yang wrote, “Americans of all political stripes. Democrats, Republicans and independents—are invited to be a part of the process. This is without giving up their current political affiliations. They can do this by joining us to talk about building. That is, building an optimistic and inclusive home for the politically homeless majority.”
“Americans of all stripes” refers to people who are not affiliated with either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.
When Keilar on Thursday asked Whitman and the other members of the group why they believed their attempt to build a third party would be successful, Whitman responded, “We’re in a different period.”
Americans are fed up
People are tired of what they see in Washington, and the fact that nothing significant is being done irritates them. You can assume that people are sick and tired of what they are seeing in Washington. This is when you have 50 percent of the American people saying that they are registered as independents.
“We face significant challenges, and we are committed to finding solutions,” she says.
During this election cycle, there have been a few elections in which independent candidates have garnered national notice. Evan McMullin, a conservative who opposed Donald Trump during his campaign for the presidency in 2016, is running against Republican Sen. Mike Lee in Utah. McMullin has the support of the Democratic Party in that state.
John Wood, a former senior investigator for the House select committee investigating the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, is running for the open seat in the United States Senate in the state of Missouri as a “commonsense alternative” to the field of candidates who are running for the Republican and Democratic nominations.
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And in Oregon, Betsy Johnson, who used to be a state senator but left the Democratic Party the year before, is now one of the top candidates for governor in the open race.
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There’s no such thing as the “Democrat” party. There is the the Democratic Party.
It’s sad to see a journalist using terms to denigrate one of the two major parties because of GOP talking points.