A PLOT TO LIVEN UP THE RACE

SEVEN PROMINENT POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN SECRETLY PLANNING AN INDEPENDENT RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

WHO SAYS THE NONE-OF-THE-ABOVE syndrome is mostly a Republican affliction? Seven prominent politicians, including five Democrats and two Independents, have been secretly plotting an independent run for the White House, some of the participants have told Time. In a prearranged conference call on two Sunday mornings since late October, the schemers have talked in detail about the need for a third voice to challenge the two-party system. Next Sunday, in their most important call yet, they hope to decide whether any of them will seize the moment.

It's not just idle chatter, since the group includes three people who have considered...

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