This is why I believe that unless a leader emerges who can unite these two factions, we are more than likely to see the libertarians bolt the party for greener pastures, especially if the Democrats demonstrate that they can be fiscally responsible. This could well happen before the 2008 election which would mean that contest could become a true re-alignment in American politics.
There was a potential Presidential nominee who could have pulled that off. Unfortunately, his name is George Allen.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 10.11.2006 @ 12:47
As a Democrat, it's going to be fascinating to see how the Republicans choose their nominee.
Can Romney win in a party dominated by evangelical Christians?
Can Giuliani the Drag Queen win in a party built on the pillars of anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage policy?
Will the entire conservative blogosphere have their heads explode if McCain wins the nomination?Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 10.11.2006 @ 12:44
Of bigger concern to me would be the state-wide wins in Missouri and especially Virginia.
Webb beating Allen was probably the single biggest race of the year. Webb shows that a Wes Clark type--populist/liberal on economic issues with impeccable national security credentials--can win in in a red state with sizeable connection to the military.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 10.11.2006 @ 12:40
I would like to contrast Allen's concession speech with his campaign's attempt trying to portray Jim Webb as a pedophile based on his novels, one of which is required reading for all Marine officers.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 10.11.2006 @ 08:44
Here's why he kept him:
The Bush/Rove strategy all along has been to (all together now) motivate the Republican base even if it means alienating independents. Firing Rumsfeld before the election would have de-energized the Republican base.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 9.11.2006 @ 09:35
I doubt this makes much of a splash. Let's see, Iraq/the economy/healthcare/terrorism vs. dirty passages in a book written decades ago.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 27.10.2006 @ 10:09
I find Stewart and her views repulsive. However, they aren't germane to her sentencing.
I actually don't have a problem with the 28 month sentence. The important thing is that she's been convicted, disbarred, and repudiated.
If anyone got the shaft here, it was her translator.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 17.10.2006 @ 12:14
As a Democrat, I can guarantee you that the Democrats aren't capable of executing something this brilliantly and ruthlessly effective.
Something like this can only arise from hubris on the part of the party in power.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 8.10.2006 @ 15:41
Momentum? What does he think this is--a basketball game?
An unserious argument by unserious minds.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 6.10.2006 @ 18:25
Uh, you'll have to do better than Mac, who is the #1 source of crazy, half-baked bull hooey on the conservative blogosphere this side of the Free Republic.
I wonder what Drudge has to say about these three pranksters.Comment Posted By Geek, Esq. On 5.10.2006 @ 17:15