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King of Wishful Thinking

The Democrats appear to be under the mistaken impression that their victory in November of 2004 is a given. While there are plenty of people who are unhappy with the direction our country is heading under the Bush administration, there are also quite a few that are quite happy with it. Bush et al have managed to quite effectively gut environmental protection, civil rights, privacy rights, and any hope of correcting corporate malfeasance. Combined with the overt push towards theocracy, the actions of the Bush administration appeal to a significant portion of the country.

The Democrats in their infinite self-focused wisdom assume that everyone thinks the way that they do. This bit them in the ass in 2000, and may well do the same in 2004. This actually helps third parties a great deal. As the Dems implode under the weight of introspection, people who really care will move to other parties. The focus of the Greens should be to earn enough of the vote to have a presence.

Posted by rev_matt_y at November 5, 2003 4:05 PM