Register | Sign In


Understanding through Discussion


EvC Forum active members: 57 (9175 total)
5 online now:
Newest Member: sirs
Post Volume: Total: 917,648 Year: 4,905/9,624 Month: 253/427 Week: 63/103 Day: 7/14 Hour: 0/0


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Senator Al Franken?
paisano
Member (Idle past 6508 days)
Posts: 459
From: USA
Joined: 05-07-2004


Message 4 of 300 (197264)
04-06-2005 1:20 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Minnemooseus
04-06-2005 5:07 AM


Re: Minnesota's Jeese Ventura
Well, vote for the candidate of your choice. But, until Democrats stop dealing in caricatures such as depicted in the cartoon, and start to seriously address why Republican policies are seen by a majority of participating voters as the better alternative (not perfect; better), and offer serious alternatives, they will continue to lose elections.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 3 by Minnemooseus, posted 04-06-2005 5:07 AM Minnemooseus has seen this message but not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 5 by Chiroptera, posted 04-06-2005 1:51 PM paisano has replied

  
paisano
Member (Idle past 6508 days)
Posts: 459
From: USA
Joined: 05-07-2004


Message 7 of 300 (197288)
04-06-2005 3:44 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Chiroptera
04-06-2005 1:51 PM


Re: Minnesota's Jeese Ventura
What decided the last two elections was "values"; most of the respondents could not quite explain what they meant by "values".
Hmm, some polls show this, but other polls showed terrorism/homeland security and the economy as issues of primary concern. Like it or not, the Republicans had an edge in these polls on which party was betrer equipped to handle these particular issues. Tax cuts were indeed low on the priority list in most if not all polls, but this is not identical to strong opposition to them.
The polls also indicate a majority prefer a bipartisan approach to governance, so it is possible the Republicans will overreach. There is a significant free-market libertarian wing in the Republican party that is not enamored of the religious right's agenda and might be open to moderate overtures on the part of the other party. It's early, but McCain and Giuliani, both moderates, top the GOP presidential preference polls for 2008 as of now. H. Clinton tops the Democratic preference polls and has been sounding a more moderate note of late.
And thern there are the independents.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 5 by Chiroptera, posted 04-06-2005 1:51 PM Chiroptera has not replied

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2023 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.2
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2024