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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 08:42 AM
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Can a true liberal take the White House
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I was reading the "Hillary is not a DINO" thread and Tinoire posted the following:

"It's very funny to constantly see these impassioned cries for everyone to rally around & be united but always around Centrists And always around Moderates who are as disliked by the Left as they are by the Right & leave so many people cold. That's not a winning strategy imo."

Reading this got me thinking whether someone who isn't moderate and isn't a centrist actually has the chance to win the White House. I for one would love to see someone from the far left in the White House, because that is where my idealogy leans. In reality though, is it possible, with the Red States out breeding the Blue states for a true "leftist" to win the White House or a Senate seat for that matter?

Tinoires' post raises another question as well, what is a winning strategy? The most popularly elected Dem in recent history was moderate Bill Clinton. That, in itself, has got to be a lesson of some sort.

PS - Not picking on Tinoire, the post just got me thinking is all.

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