Saturday, January 17, 2004

Get out the NEW voters?

I'm with Atrios on this one. Those who argue that the "get out new or disaffected voters" strategy is a loser seem to think that it means getting out the extremists (left or right) who have given up on the political process because it doesn't get them what they want. The real problem, though, are the huge mass of people in the middle who really have no strong ideological leanings, are still concerned about where the country is going but are just sick and tired of having to deal with the usual bullshit of politics as it is practiced in America today. Those people can be brought out to vote and, again agreeing with Atrios, I think they would tend to favor Democrats over Republicans (if for no other reason that middle-of-the-roaders-who-lean-Republican are more likely to be voting already since the Republicans hold all the cards today).

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