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Mo Rocca

Maurice Alberto (Mo) Rocca is an American writer, comedian, and political satirist, is known for his off-beat news reports,  satirical commentary, and as a former correspondent for The Daily Show[…]

The two parties are already so close together, Mo Rocca says, that a third party won’t make much of a difference.

Question: Are two parties enough?

Mo Rocca: Yeah I think they’re enough. I mean I’m not convinced that if there were a third party that it would offer a radically different alternative. It might come right . . . It might . . . It might . . . A third party might actually come down in the middle, and you know the two parties are so close already. You’re just . . . Look. A presidential candidate is trying to . . . A presidential candidate is trying to capture a majority, so you know it’s always gonna move towards the center. If there were 10 parties on the national ticket – and there are, I guess . . . But if there were 10 viable parties, they’d all be so close together.

Recorded on: 2/14/08