Back in civics class, we were told that the reason why the two party system has basically stayed intact for the last hundred and forty years is because they are self correcting. Because of the way our system works here, they can absorb third party movements and adapt to changes in the electorate. This is why a major party doesn’t stay in the wilderness for more than a few cycles.
Of course, then there are counter examples. Check out this story in Politico. Or, you don’t have to actually look at the story, the headline says it all:
‘Magic Negro’ flap might help Saltsman
Do these guys have any idea what the nation they are hoping to lead looks like these days?