A self-described centrist, Mr. Schlaffer urges those with whom he holds political discussions to join the Best Party because, "Both [the Republican and Democratic leaderships] feel empowered and see no threat to their abusive and counterproductive actions. We are a capitalist society, a little competition to the status quo might put us back on the right track." How does one go about attaining membership in the Best Party? It is more about being of a certain state of mind than making donations, stuffing envelopes, or voting a straight ticket. From what I understand, all one truly needs to do is think for him- or herself, using logic and reason, as opposed to sheer emotionalism, along with maintaining correspondence with elected officials when necessary.
As a pragmatic center-right Republican in the mold of the late Nelson Rockefeller, a true leader who thought nothing of crossing partisan lines while serving the state of New York as its governor and our nation as her vice president, I am all for the Best Party and wish it tremendous success during the years to come. Needless to say, I am sure that the same goes for the vast majority of those reading this. Perhaps now, more than ever, the political landscape of the United States could use a legitimate movement promoting unyielding moderation on the hot-button topics of any given day, regardless of whatever they might be. It most certainly beats conservatives calling their adversaries "communists" and liberals referring to their opponents as "fascists".
Indeed, the time for the Best Party is now.