Any ideas on how to get a third party in a position where they have a chance of getting into a place of leadership. I think it will take years of working from local up to national. A friend of mine said we should only work within the two party system, since a third party will never have any impact. To me, it's like saying we need to work on our government school system from the inside, instead of considering alternate educational means. I know it doesn't sound the same, but I hope you know what I mean.
If a conservative 3rd party started picking up 5-10% in the polls, the Kennebunkbots at least might pretend to be conservative. Alas, we didn't even have a 3rd party on the ballot here in Virginia last week.