Steve Holland and David Alexander
November 9, 2011
Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans’ economic frustrations and said it might as well be called “the Fed-Up Party.”
The Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics.
The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans.
“Unless both parties change, then I think that it’s an inevitability. We aren’t doing anything for the people,” McCain said in blunt remarks at the Reuters Washington Summit.