Are emergent parties ready for their opportunity?
This disdain for Congress "exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old - all think this year's Congress has been the worst they can remember," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland told the network.
Clearly Americans are ready for alternatives, but it is the responsibility of emergent parties to present themselves as credible alternatives. The question is, are emergent parties ready for that responsiblility? Clearly in some jurisdictions the answer is yes. Some emergent party candidates are winning their races. If emergent parties do the nuts and bolts work of building local organizations they can have a great 2014. If Bernie Sanders is serious about running for president, he will help them do that.