It's possible that 5 independents will be elected to the US Senate this fall and that they will hold the balance of power between the 2 parties. Do you think this is good or bad?
Down with political parties, up with democracy.
Good. We need a shakeup.
It depends on how they vote. If they say they're independent, but always vote for once side or another, it's not helping matters any
Wow, Independents really aren't popular here. I think they are a moderate voice where it's badly needed and they can force movement on both sides if they stick to the middle.
Anyone who has paid attention to the SOH results knows that independents are just democrats who don't like labels.
It's a start something needs to change
Independents usually caucus with the Democrats. Nothing will change.
It's a start. If we had another 99 just like Bernie Sanders in the senate, and a few hundred just like him in the House, there would be a chance of undoing the mess that over fifty years of corporate shills have created.
I like it because generally the independents are more moderate. This would send, possibly, a message to both parties to quit being extreme fringe crazy people!
Independents shouldn't be allowed to vote.
Just independent Americans? Anyone else you would like to keep from voting?
wtf? what an ignorant comment. what kind of asshole thinks other shouldn't have the right to vote?
; ) !
There is no guarantee that the independent candidates will agree to everything.
Theoretically, it's good. In practice, independent senators are usually center-left or left-wing politicians (e.g., Joe Lieberman or Bernie Sanders) who toe the Democratic line on almost all issues.
It depends on who the independents are. It could be good. It could be a loose cannon scenario.