There used to be a Whig Party in the United States. William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor were elected President as Whigs. In practice, the U.S. Constitution only allows for two dominant parties to exist at any given time for reasons involving the make-up of the U.S. Congress and the Electoral College system.
Hillary Clinton seems to be in a lot of trouble. Her campaign may be running out of steam. And eventually, money, as she simply cannot compete with Barack Obama in fundraising numbers. And almost day by day, it seems someone else is calling for her to get out of the race.
Since neither Democratic presidential candidate will win enough delegates to secure the party's nomination, party leaders like DNC chair Howard Dean and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are turning are turning up the heat on the 300 or so undecided super delegates to make up their minds well before the Democratic convention in late August.
Today, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi issued a statement urging the President Bush to do more to help Americans struggling under the weight of the current economy. "While there is no quick fix to repair our struggling economy, more must be done to begin to reverse the economic mismanagement of the past seven years.
Today both the House and Senate voted to let many of the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010. The House Democrats budget plan would increase spending on domestic programs, and pay for it by letting all of the Bush tax cuts die. The Senate was much choosier. It extended $340 billion worth of tax cuts for middle and upper income people, businesses, and those inheriting large estates.