From frequent politicalcontext.org and Shared Sacrifice guest, the feisty and inimitable Kevin Zeese:
The only path to shifting power from the concentrated wealth that controls both parties and both presidential candidates is to focus on building an independent movement to challenge both parties. Right now the electoral system is so rigged for the two corporate parties that no one has a chance to challenge them electorally but people are trying and these non-corporate candidates (Jill Stein of the Greens and Rocky Anderson of Justice) should be supported by those who recognize corporatism is the problem.
This is like so many other eras in U.S. history when the two parties were corrupted by the status quo. The only path to having an electoral impact was when people started voting for what they wanted, not based on what they feared. This was true for the abolition parties who challenge the slave plantation Democrats and the northern industrialist Whigs (whose funders profited from slavery). Thank goodness people had the courage to vote against slavery! It is the equivalent of voting against corporatism today. This repeated itself with the populists voting for farmer and union rights, the socialists and progressives voting for a social safety net and the women’s rights advocates voting for parties supporting women’s suffrage. None of them ever won, but all of them changed the direction of the country by voting for what they really believed in.
We are not going to challenge corporatism by supporting corporate candidates or corporate parties. That approach just entrenches the problem and does not weaken corporate power.