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Republican Moderation?

While the Republican party wants to portray itself as welcoming of moderates by putting forward moderate candidates, it shows itself to be as polarizing as ever by not incorporating moderate ideas into its agenda. This is making many of the party’s centrists unhappy.

With many moderates and independents having prominent speaking roles at the Republican convention this week, it would appear that the Republicans are pulling a bait and switch in their search for independent and moderate voters. They appear to be a moderate party with their choices of speakers, but the platform is conservative, most of the delegates are conservative and the nominees are conservative. How is that moderate?

Posted by Beau Wade at August 31, 2004 9:17 PM