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Tom Friedman’s Very Bad Prediction of a Third Party

Americans Elect, the group dedicated to finding a third-party candidate to run in 2012, revealed on Tuesday that although they spent $35,00,000 on finding a third party candidate, they had failed. Poof.

BuzzFeed has collected some of what America’s political pundits had to say about Americans Elect, Tom Friedman’s prediction being the funniest of the seven:

Write it down: Americans Elect. What did to books, what the blogosphere did to newspapers, what the iPod did to music, what did to pharmacies, Americans Elect plans to do to the two-party duopoly that has dominated American political life — remove the barriers to real competition, flatten the incumbents and let the people in. Watch out.

Just remember this as Friedman talks about high-speed rail, Chinese infrastructure, etc.


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