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LeahMira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 10:18 AM
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25. Please, no more lies.
That is why candidates are so centrist, no matter what they truly believe. That is politics. The key is to get elected.

That is why voters are so disgusted with politics in general. Candidates go for the center when they are running and then swing to either the left or the right after they get in power. The average voter feels lied to and concludes that all politicians are a bunch of crooks.

Bush is losing ground now because the folks who supported him in 2000 had no idea that he was so radically right wing. They are seeing their jobs sent overseas, and are beginning to realize that corporations are not benevolent institutions that provide jobs and prosperity for American workers. They are beginning to understand that it doesn't matter how much of their earned income they get to keep because even with tax cuts they can't possibly, as individuals, pay the rising costs of their own health care. They are finding out that the invasion of Iraq, which was supposed to be such a piece of cake, is demanding that their sons and daughters remain overseas indefinitely. IOW, Bush posed as a centrist-leaning conservative to get votes, and then let people down.

Now you want the Democratic candidate to pose as a centrist-leaning liberal to get votes?
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