“Ex-Politico CEO Courts Silicon Valley With Bizarre ‘Third Party’ Op-Ed”


Among VandeHei’s suggestions in The Wall Street Journal were to demolish the “bubble” of Washington, D.C. by hosting meetings of Congress at different locales around “Normal America” and recruiting a political outsider who’s more palatable than Donald Trump or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to run as a third-party presidential candidate.

The Politico co-founder, who recently departed that company to start a new media venture, also bafflingly suggested an outsider candidate “exploit the fear factor.”

“People are scared. Terrorism is today’s World War and Americans want a theory for dealing with it,” VandeHei wrote.


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