Third-party candidates aren't new. Even before the modern Democratic and Republican parties staked out their territory in the American political landscape, candidates outside the mainstream have waged challenges to the status quo.
Most of the time, they lose.
But they do matter.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of third-party candidates in the American political system.
Paul Beck, Political Scientist, Ohio State University
Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia Miller Center
David Stebenne, Professor of History and Law, Ohio State University
McCray Powell, Independent socialist running for Nelsonville City Council