Political division in America has led to “an angry grassroots conservative movement almost without parallel in
the U.S.” … “Sandy Maisel, a political scientist at Colby College in Maine who has
written about third-party movements in the U.S., is even more pointed: ‘What I worry about is that [Tea Partiers] capture the Republican party
like the Goldwater people did in ’64-and then what you have is a very
conservative, very small minority party. It seems to me that’s not good
for a two-party system.’