Meanwhile on the political right – Juleanna Glover – a former staffer for George W. Bush – Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft – wrote a New York Times commentary on Tuesday that suggested a growing swath of conservatives are willing to leave the Republican Party if an attractive centrist alternative emerges.
Her overall point transcends any possible contender – it’s about political identity and party.
Glover said there was a huge hole in the Republican tent and a leadership vacuum on the center-right.
That view is mirrored by the Democrats’ unresolved internal schisms.
Glover’s point is that a wide swath of Americans are ripe for a third party.