Thursday, November 04, 2004

How the Dems can win in 2008

I think a Democrat victory in 2008 would be a good thing. I don't support much of the Republican's conservative social agenda and most of the hard slog of military action promoting democracy should hopefully be over.

So I'll do my bit by concentrating a bit more on the conservative social agenda stuff.


Blogger Jordan said...

"military action promoting democracy" -- I can accept this in the Kosovo intervention, and even in Afghanistan. But Iraq? It's an oxymoron. The Americans aren't there to promote democracy.

4 November 2004 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Sock Thief said...

I'm still hoping. I know there is a lot of nastiness out there on the Right that supported Bush. I don't believe that is characteristic of the majority of his supporters. They need to be won over, persuaded of the value of our values. But too often, in my opinion at least, what the Left sounds like is David Corn in The Nation -

"Bush has bamboozled and frightened just enough Americans to gain the opportunity to flimflam them for another four years."

Not a good idea to start calling people whose support one needs stupid morons. It's better to start by respecting their position.

4 November 2004 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

I agree it's not good. I certainly don't understand the indulgence of attacking people you want to vote for you. There is some interesting material around about how detached from ordinary life many Democrats are. Comparing it with here, and exploring the differences, is intriguing.

4 November 2004 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is Hillary - Hillary would be hard to beat. I'd put my money on her unless they change the rules so that Austrians can stand for the US presidency.
(now how is that for a early election prediction)

4 November 2004 at 1:58 PM  

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