In a recent op-ed in the LA Times, Dan Schnur argues that candidates running without party affiliation might be just what American politics needs:
In politics, a smaller group of citizens with an intense commitment to a cause will almost always prevail over a larger group who lack that same fervor. It's easy to blame tea partiers and the Occupyers for the state of politics today. But they are simply advocating as forcefully as possible for the things that are important to them. The answer for those of us who want to repair a broken system of politics is not to denigrate these activists but to outwork them.
He points to the millennial generation which is increasingly identifying as independent, and the now more than 20 percent of Californians classified as no-party-preference voters.
Schnur joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the new-found importance of independent politicians.