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Not only are the two parties failing us, but the two-party system itself, regardless of which parties are in control, is failing us. It is a system which actively suppresses diverse ideas and candidates and thinking-outside-the-box, which results is less choice and less democratic representation for Americans.
The 2000 presidential election is an apt illustration of this problem. More people voted for Al Gore than George W. Bush, but Bush became president of the United States. So you have a situation where the president of the United States did not garner a majority vote of Americans. This might be attributed to two major factors. First, the electoral college and, second, the presence of Ralph Nader.