Dems Should Win Next Election Cycle, But They Won't

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    Not because the GOP is so strong, rather they just can't get their act from the left:

    http://www.anklebitingpundits.com/i...=article&sid=2388&mode=nested&order=0&thold=0

     
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    I disagree with quite a number of the characterizations in this article (the indictment against DeLay is baseless, and it seems unlikely, perhaps even impossible, for Frist to have been involved in insider trading), however with this part I cannot help but agree wholeheartedly:

     
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    I am very disappointed to say that I believe that someone could easily start a 3rd party, especially of a Libertarian bent, that would draw enough votes to make it possible for the Democrats to come back. (Think perot.)
     
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    Kathianne, I disagree with you on the third party thing because we've had third party candidates in every election for the last 50 years, but only a small minority votes for them.

    I think the Dems have a better chance in the next election than you are willing to admit. Because even if both parties end up being equal in the "corruption" department, the Dems have a better history with policy that Bush administration could ever hope for. When you look at the Bush admin's policy failures (Iraq war quagmire, tax cuts for wealthy, failed energy policy, failed foreign relations policy, failure to appoint qualified people to key positions, failed social security policy, failed management of disaster areas, failure to balance the budget, failure to manage the deficit, failure to increase employment, outsourcing jobs, failed education reform: no child left behind) then you see how many weak points the Dems have to take advantage of. If the Dems can form a coherent platform to run on, they'll win it big time.
     
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    IF
     
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    LOL, and that's a pretty big if.
     
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    would be when ol' Teddy,Boxer,Pelosi et al loose elections or pass away..and the old conservative Democratic party returns to power...this would be the only IF!


    ps: before ya all jump on me I am neither a Demo or Repub...a registered ultra conservative "American Independent" :terror:
     
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    I highly disagree. The Democrats have a platform to run on. The people know what positions they hold. They are getting their message out.

    The problem is their message is shrill, hateful, and really just a bunch of socialist rhetoric that the majority of people dont want.
     
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    The Libertarian Party could do it, but it would take a few things in place first.

    The Democratic Party would have to move farther to the insanity wing of their own party. Ok, just about done.

    If Libertarians nominated somebody that would shy away from the extreme views of the party, like across the board drug legalization, it would greatly increase thier national appeal. The people who vote Republican with their pocketbook, but Democrat with their social stances (think Massachusetts or California), might take a hard look at that candidate.

    A known name would help. Michael Badnarik was not only a nut, he was an unknown nut. The majority of Liberatians weren't even particularly familiar with him until their convention. At least Aaron Russo was a name some people were familiar with, and could have drawn a little more attention. Just imagine if they were able to lure someone like John McCain to the party, or even someone outside politics like Bruce Willis, if nothing else just to draw attention for future elections.

    Money. Libertarians spending money is almost an oxymoron, but the fact is, without national advertising and media attention, a candidate goes nowhere.

    There are a few other things. Thier nomination process would be foriegn to a lot of people, which could hurt, but also be intriguing to some. It might also help to get their National Convention on something besides C-Span.
     

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