— Independents (@Independents) October 18, 2013
Since Republicans in the House forced a government shutdown, many Americans have turned against the G.O.P. Even conservative business leaders, who were once the middle of the “big tent,” have been pushed aside by the prevailing Tea Party faction.
What will come of those trends? Do the current unpopularity of Congress and the infighting in the Republican Party create an opening for independent or third-party candidates in the 2014 midterms?