The Moderate Voice: Don't Run to the Center, Barack
Heheh, if there was any doubt
that this is the "Moderately Liberal Voice" it should be gone by now.
To repair the damage done by Bush and his gang of neocons, what’s needed isn’t a balancing bipartisan approach but immediate corrective action. It’s outmoded ‘conventional wisdom’ to believe that Democratic candidates always have to tack centerwards (meaning shift right) to prevail in a general election or to attract swing voters and independents. I don’t buy it.
What most Democrats I know want now is an entirely different approach. With the Republicans still mechanically spouting policies consistent with Bush-era neoconservatism, what’s needed to achieve balance again isn’t compromise action, but corrective action. What most Democrats I know want is a different choice: in our government’s approach to the economy, national security, civil liberties, health care, energy policy and the environment and on and on.
Note that in the first quoted paragraph, Damozel doubts that Barack has to tack to the center to attract swing voters and independents. But in the next paragraph, what does she talk about? What Democrats
want. Sorry, honey, Barack ain't fishin' for Democrats anymore.