Little Tommy Friedman -- Dontcha know that you can count him in

Dontcha Know That You Can Count Him In

by digby

Call David Boren and Sam Nunn and tell them to grab their muskets. The Revolution is a-coming:

I am ready to hazard a prediction: Barring a transformation of the Democratic and Republican Parties, there is going to be a serious third party candidate in 2012, with a serious political movement behind him or her — one definitely big enough to impact the election’s outcome.

There is a revolution brewing in the country, and it is not just on the right wing but in the radical center. I know of at least two serious groups, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, developing “third parties” to challenge our stagnating two-party duopoly that has been presiding over our nation’s steady incremental decline.

Yeah right. What deluded villager is that, you ask? Why, it's little Tommy Friedman, 6 years old.

I don't know what's going to happen to these people when they realize there are no grown-ups rushing in to rescue them from all this political ickiness. The right wing has gone nuts and a bunch of "radical centrists" aren't going to save them. They're going to need the hippies to do the heavy lifting on this one and it's extremely debatable if they are up to the task either. But one thing is clear --- a bunch of handwringers bleating about civility and telling everyone to find common ground with psychopaths is about as necessary as a second bellybutton.

But if some of those silicon valley radical centrists would like to pitch in some cash to help get the job done, it could be helpful.