The article has no meaning for me since I am not advocating a third party. I am saying flat out that if the democrats do not extricate us from this war by Nov 2008, I am going to punch a straight republican ticket. There's your two-party system at work. I have no interest in trying to take over the democratic party. I'd be more interested in taking over the republican party. In fact, I don't believe the democratic party can be taken over. Too fragmented and individualistic. The pubs are conformists by nature and so they are prone to takeover. But I'm really not interested in them either. SOMEBODY--I don't care--is going to do my bidding some way, some how. If not, I will vote for the opposition until one of the geniuses gets the message.