Forget the Tea Party. To the extent there is a third party in American politics, it is no party at all.
More Americans call themselves independent than Republican or Democratic, according the newest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
And yet no Congressmen and only two Senators call themselves independents. There are have been no independent Governors since Jesse Ventura, the professional wrestler turned Minnesota politician who left office in 2003.
A small but notable bundle of candidates...Full Story