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Will a Third Party Decide Election 2000?
Aired 7/20/2000

Throughout American history, third parties -- and sometimes even fourth parties -- have changed the course of the nation's politics. Third-party ideas have often found their way into the national debate and been adopted by the major parties. This year, Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan and Green Party nominee Ralph Nader are continuing that tradition. Indeed, some believe Nader could tip the balance of the vote in crucial states like California and Michigan. Will Nader or Buchanan affect the outcome of the 2000 election? Will they help shape America's political agenda?
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  Norman Ornstein
    resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of ’The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track’
  David Gillespie
    Presbyterian College, professor of political science Author, "Politics at the Periphery: Third Parties in Two-Party America"
  E.J. Dionne
    Brookings Institution, senior fellow Author of "They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era" and "Why Americans Hate Politics"

Originally Aired: 7/20/2000

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