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Corby Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-08-04 09:22 PM
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6. The Republicans have two bases ---
the anti-tax, anti-regulation crowd and the anti-abortion bring back the 1950s crowd. They've done an amazing job keeping these two groups pulling the same lever.

What are the Democratic bases? We're a pretty diverse bunch and not given to cohesion. There are more of us than them, but we are less easy to corral behind one unifying message.

If the Republicans win this time, will there be a profusion of third parties springing out of frustrated pockets of the Democratic party? I doubt it. What's the point? The Greens hold not one elected office on the national level.

If we lose this time, it will be grim, but not the end of the Democratic party. The system depends a second party and the pendulem eventually has to swing back -- sadly, it maybe after several wars and the ruination of the environment.
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