Sunday, January 25, 2004
What's wrong with Reagan Democrats?
Democratic complaints that Wesley Clark voted for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan ought to strike reasonable people as bizarre. Lots of Democrats voted for the Republican in those elections — and the Democratic candidate lost. Clark ought to say this up front: He is bringing people like him back to the Democratic Party. One of Clark's strengths is that he understands and shares many of the commitments that have led many Americans to vote for Republicans even when their economic interests lie with the Democrats. These people are the swing voters the Democrats need in 2004. Blasting Clark for not having voted for George McGovern or Walter Mondale strikes me as a perverse sort of liberal defeatism.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 25 January 2004 at 11:26 AM