Thomas Friedman: Third Party Rising?

"We need a third party on the stage of the next presidential debate to look Americans in the eye and say: 'These two parties are lying to you. They can’t tell you the truth because they are each trapped in decades of special interests. I am not going to tell you what you want to hear. I am going to tell you what you need to hear if we want to be the world’s leaders, not the new Romans.'” Thomas Friedman in the New York Times, October 2, 2010. 

Friedman is apparently unaware that we've had third and fourth parties saying this for years, but it's worth noting that even Tom Friedman understands that the current system is unacceptable.