December 30, 1994
As talk of the impact of the Tea Party is shaping the primary and general election mid-terms this year, we take a look back to 1994. With Republicans capturing the House for the first time in nearly a half century and Bill Clinton's presidency on the rocks, there was a buzz in Washington about whether a third party or independent candidacy headed by Colin Powell could emerge to challenge Clinton for re-election in 1996.
Gwen Ifill, NBC News
Georgie Anne Geyer, Universal Press Syndicated Columnist
Jack Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Michael Gordon, New York Times