I think that if this proposal was pitched just right, it could gain some momentum among the chattering class:
I’d like to go Friedman one better. Not only do we need a third party, but how about a third branch of congress? Tricameralism if you will. This body, which would be appointed—for life—by, and possibly include, Tom Friedman and David Broder, would consist mainly of wise, public-spirited billionaires, ‘above party’, the class to whom, if we were only capable of realizing it, we owe everything. Its powers, well I’m not sure what they should be, but perhaps the decision should be left in the hands of its members, who know so much more and are so much better intentioned than the rest of us.