Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
The question asking if "the Democrats are or are not offering the country a clear direction that is different from the Republicans" ought to tell the Dems a lot! But will it?
Don't believe that it translates into support for Democrats. Maybe if Dems are lucky, Republicans stay home on election day or vote for a third party. The election is still too far away and Republicans have not begun reminding the populace who the Democrats are.
That's such a shame... after all the philanthropic deeds they've done - unifying the world ...against the US etcNader For President!
I have to agree with Transient. There isn't a lot of support for the Dems either. Which makes the decline in the GOP even more telling.
Saw either you some one linking from here had been to the Further Left Forum last night and came here to give a look. Noted you had us up as a linked site. Thanks for that. Feel free to check out our library also if you have not yet done so. Maybe we'll even see you in the chat room some time. That would be good. It is there we come to know each other.Pocho
Democrats biggest problem is whether or not the religious right can be mobilised to vote again.That is what lost Kerry the election, he got the most votes a Democrat nominee has ever had (Second is Gore). Putting about 6 million or so onto the previous vote.Bush managed to add 12 million.
Thanks for visiting Pocho. As for the Kerry election, I think your analysis is right on. I would express it a different way: the Republicons really don't have a platform at all--beyond enriching the top 0.01% of the population. The only reason they receive any support is because of their ability to whip up psuedo-cultural issues. Any alternative party (including the Dems) has to resist taking the bait. Make the election about things most people really care about--the economy and fairness for example.
As soon as the attack adverts came out Kerry went on the permanent defensive, when he didn't even need to. Doesn't help when major cable news channels are saying you look French.Sadly even if he had won the foreign policy wouldn't have changed.The Dems need to avoid alienating people of religion, the seperation of church and state mantra hurts more than it helps. Presidents of both sides have invoked god for political gain, it is kind of a mute point.
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