Those that fear a takeover by the out-of-touch left should realize that itâ€™s not liberal candidates who are doing well. Instead, Democrats will be welcoming in junior members who are not ideological automatons and will add much needed gravity to the partyâ€™s right flank.
This is why I can feel comfortable rooting for a Democratic victoryâ€”because, if it goes well, it could also be a centrist victory. The Democrats would be a much stronger and far more effective party if they could just turn towards the political middle. This election could put them on that path.
What are your political views Alex? Which party do you support (or would you rather not say!)?
I’m generally a little left of center, but I do cross the aisle on various issues. I’m with the Democrats on the environment, heathcare and education, as I don’t feel like those areas are suited to be stewarded by private enterprise.
I’ve got a lot of respect for traditional Republican values. I agree with the values of small government and that fewer laws and restrictions mean more freedoms. I just don’t see many folks touting these anymore.
The NeoCons and the authoritarians that seem to have taken over the Republican party are so far to the right I can hardly recognize them as “Republicans” – but perhaps that is what the word means now.
Over the last 6 years, for the first time, there have been times that I’ve been ashamed of the actions my country. Too many times. I can’t believe how much damage has been done in such a short period of time.
As a right-leaning centrist, I’m happy today because I’m back to my happiest point: the White House and the Congress being of opposite party affiliation. I firmly believe that Clinton improved after 1994, and I hope that Bush will improve after 2006.