I Predict the Democrats Will Embrace This Idea
Because it offers them the Democratic fantasy: Something for nothing
. The article itself is about Florida politics, but it's revealing of the mindset of Democrats all over the country.
But the path back to power for Democrats lies in the drawing of legislative and congressional districts - the ability to stop the Republicans from continuing to do what Democrats did to them for more than 100 years. Having finally admitted to itself (after just 10 years) that Republican rule in the Florida Legislature wasn't just a distant ripple of the Gingrich revolution, the Democratic Party ought to campaign for constitutional amendments creating an independent commission to draw districts after the 2010 census.
It's a clean, good-government, nonpartisan issue, as American as the Fourth of July. Besides, people love taking power away from legislators, as we saw with the "Eight is Enough" term limits petition campaign in 1992.
Yep, something they can sell as goo-goo pu-pu (good government public policy) that just coincidentally happens to help Democrats? Hey, it's a lot easier than trying to "get" religion.