Judd Gregg, former governor and senator from New Hampshire, says the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week is just more evidence the two-party system no longer exists in the United States.
In a commentary for The Hill, Gregg said:
"That structured system, whatever its flaws, has facilitated the reasonably rational and effective governance of a large and complex nation. Now, it has splintered into a series of fiefdoms or factions."
The former three-term senator said Americans need look no further to see where such fighting could lead the U.S.
"With noncommunicative factions or strident sub-parties, such movement cannot occur. Things just stop. And they have."