(Fancy Farm, KY) - A crack in the political landscape of Kentucky appeared at Fancy Farm Picnic. A small but important fissure of change took place under the hot shadow of a medium sized tree, next to a booth selling lottery tickets and ice cold drinks in the 100-degree heat.
As the Republicans made fun of the Democrats from their high numbers of speakers (10 vs. 4), and as Democrats fought back from ranks of union members in the audience, something happened in the political "Force" of normal politics. A crack in the Kentucky political landscape appeared.
This fissure came about from the presence of Dave Johnson forces at the picnic. Some 12 members of the Ky. Libertarian Party were manning a booth next to the 10 members of the Presidential campaign booth of Gary Johnson.
This collective of political outsiders were in Kentucky, looking for a "beach head" for their future plans of building strong third party organizations in key states.
Their strategy is to look for states that are in political turmoil with transitions of state power and politics. Kentucky is ripe for them because they see a large opening as Democrats lose power and Republicans can seem to find their way to governing with power.
As they explain it, Republicans have a natural base of about 40% and Democrats have a natural hard core of about 40% of the political power in Kentucky. This leaves about 20% swing block of voters. With term of gridlock in Frankfort and Washington D. C. on important issues, the Libertarian party sees large opportunities to build a solid base for a strong Third Political Power Base Party in the state.
A new face for the National Green Party is also designing strong state strategies in states where environmental issues will force large political changes to take place. Kentucky is a prime target for the Green Party with issues such as King Coal, control of water, heat waves from massive electric generating plants and failure of electrical grids to provide protection from over 120-degree heat storms. The 20% swing vote is seen as being left over Bernie Sanders movement, urban independents and college campuses.
This year's Fancy Farm saw the structure and foundation of 21st Century power politics take shape.
The question is: "Will anyone in the status quo or current political office understand the signs of a 100 year political change?"
Editor's Note: the Editor just bet the Publisher $20 bucks that his young insurgents won't vote. Stay tuned.