Tuesday, May 09, 2006
The vision thing
The conventional wisdom is that the Democrats are in a good position to make big gains in the House this year, and maybe even regain majority status.
Here is an interesting article about the debate that is going on in internal Democratic circles regarding how "to sharpen the party's identity and present a clear alternative to the conservatism that has dominated political thought for a generation. "
For me to vote consistently Democratic, at least at the national level, an essential element is for them to "reclaim the tough-minded approach they brought to the cold war — recognizing the need for strong engagement in the fight against totalitarianism and for democracy . . ." Unfortunately, I just don't see that happening.