@tdx3fan: ” but no viable third party solution has ever succeeded and none ever well.”
Seriously…? Ever heard of the Whigs or National Union party? There’s also the Populists (with candidate James Weaver carried five western states, elected three governors and fifteen members of Congress.) Influential third parties in the mid 19th century include the Free-Soil Party, and the American Party (the know-nothings).
All of those were extremely influential, and all of them had Presidents, Vice Presidents, or garnered double digits in a Presidential election (the smallest being the Free-Soil party with 10% of the vote, but they were still influential with candidate Martin Van Buren!)
To say that no third party has ever succeeded is terribly ignorant, and to suggest third parties are hopeless is dangerous. You sir, have a grave misunderstanding of American history :-)