I wonder if one effect of the potential for multiple national “parties” is that there will be pressure to ease ballot restrictions. While the major parties have the advantage of inertia and forces on the ground, the ad hoc organizations can better concentrate their efforts on specific states, knocking them over one by one. It also doesn’t have to be the same organization fighting the battles. Different organziations may decide that different states are more critical than others and concentrate on that state. If this happens, I expect that cross endorsements will be the primary goal. That has other interesting implications that I will elaborate on in my next post.