Re "Is it time for tea party to start a third party?" (Viewpoints, Oct. 15): Well, duh.
The best option for the GOP, however, is not waiting for the tea party to act. The GOP's best option is to boot the tea party. Tell them, "Hey, you can't caucus with us any more, you're too weird. Go form your own party."
The GOP could then occupy the center-right, where they'd start winning again. America is a center-right nation. Once the tea party is marginalized, the rest of us can get down to the business of running the country again.
-- S. F. Swift, Sacramento